Validation Nightmare - Please Help



MikeG
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
My machine has been hacked yet again despite all precautions to the
contrary, I have formatted and re-installed WinXP, with both Service Packs,
and cannot get it validated.

They tell me that the alloted number of validations for that key has been
exceeded.

I call the number they give, read off 60 numerals to a machine, the machine
tells me it cannot validate the installation ID I just gave them and must
transfer me to an operator, then it tells me that I have dialed incorrectly
and to call back.

What a runaround. How can I reach an operator to get this over with?
Thanks...MikeG in Erie

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
Try again and "activate by phone".

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"MikeG" wrote:

| My machine has been hacked yet again despite all precautions to the
| contrary, I have formatted and re-installed WinXP, with both Service Packs,
| and cannot get it validated.
|
| They tell me that the alloted number of validations for that key has been
| exceeded.
|
| I call the number they give, read off 60 numerals to a machine, the machine
| tells me it cannot validate the installation ID I just gave them and must
| transfer me to an operator, then it tells me that I have dialed incorrectly
| and to call back.
|
| What a runaround. How can I reach an operator to get this over with?
| Thanks...MikeG in Erie

MikeG
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
Carey - I get the same schmear, the same routine...go through all the crap
and all 60 digits, then it tries to tranf me to an operator, and goes
haywire, just got a dead line this time...mike
"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
news:uCbCCGtYFHA.3152@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Try again and "activate by phone".
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "MikeG" wrote:
>
> | My machine has been hacked yet again despite all precautions to the
> | contrary, I have formatted and re-installed WinXP, with both Service
> Packs,
> | and cannot get it validated.
> |
> | They tell me that the alloted number of validations for that key has
> been
> | exceeded.
> |
> | I call the number they give, read off 60 numerals to a machine, the
> machine
> | tells me it cannot validate the installation ID I just gave them and
> must
> | transfer me to an operator, then it tells me that I have dialed
> incorrectly
> | and to call back.
> |
> | What a runaround. How can I reach an operator to get this over with?
> | Thanks...MikeG in Erie
>

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
Well, keep trying because there is no alternative method
to activate.

Microsoft Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/resources/vol/numbers.mspx

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"MikeG" wrote:

| Carey - I get the same schmear, the same routine...go through all the crap
| and all 60 digits, then it tries to tranf me to an operator, and goes
| haywire, just got a dead line this time...mike

Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
Hello Mike,
can you send me the PID and Installation ID from the installation?
remove the online from the email address, let me see if I can check it out.
I may need the product key at some point as well
Thanks,
Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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>Carey - I get the same schmear, the same routine...go through all the crap
>and all 60 digits, then it tries to tranf me to an operator, and goes
>haywire, just got a dead line this time...mike
>"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
>news:uCbCCGtYFHA.3152@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Try again and "activate by phone".
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>>
>>
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>>
>> "MikeG" wrote:
>>
>> | My machine has been hacked yet again despite all precautions to the
>> | contrary, I have formatted and re-installed WinXP, with both Service
>> Packs,
>> | and cannot get it validated.
>> |
>> | They tell me that the alloted number of validations for that key has
>> been
>> | exceeded.
>> |
>> | I call the number they give, read off 60 numerals to a machine, the
>> machine
>> | tells me it cannot validate the installation ID I just gave them and
>> must
>> | transfer me to an operator, then it tells me that I have dialed
>> incorrectly
>> | and to call back.
>> |
>> | What a runaround. How can I reach an operator to get this over with?
>> | Thanks...MikeG in Erie
>>
>
>
>


Validation Nightmare - Please Help