Activation problems



Barbalee
07-10-2005, 01:02 AM
I couldn't seem to use the key code to activate my XP pro installation on a
new machine. Thinking that perhaps it was an SP issue, I downloaded and
installed SP2, but I still can't get it activated. I don't want to lose
everything else I've completed on this new machine. Would it work if I
partitioned the drive and installed the OS again, calling for help if need
be, and then dumping the original installation?

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:02 AM
The installation of a Service Pack would not be the issue.
You'll need to activate by telephone.

How to activate Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307890

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"Barbalee" wrote:

| I couldn't seem to use the key code to activate my XP pro installation on a
| new machine. Thinking that perhaps it was an SP issue, I downloaded and
| installed SP2, but I still can't get it activated. I don't want to lose
| everything else I've completed on this new machine. Would it work if I
| partitioned the drive and installed the OS again, calling for help if need
| be, and then dumping the original installation?


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Leythos
07-10-2005, 01:03 AM
In article <7399DB26-8A7E-4EB7-8401-E1E21C93DCE3@microsoft.com>,
Barbalee@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> I couldn't seem to use the key code to activate my XP pro installation on a
> new machine. Thinking that perhaps it was an SP issue, I downloaded and
> installed SP2, but I still can't get it activated. I don't want to lose
> everything else I've completed on this new machine. Would it work if I
> partitioned the drive and installed the OS again, calling for help if need
> be, and then dumping the original installation?

How about telling us what happens when you try to activate it?

Have you activated it on another machine already?

Why didn't you do a phone call activation?

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Activation problems