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Old 01-31-2004, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy 98se to XP home HELP!!!!

OS will not let me activate windows...what to do?
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Old 01-31-2004, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In some cases you have to call Microsoft to activate. There should be a toll free number on the activation screen for you to use.
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Old 01-31-2004, 01:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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redhead2plus1 please to do not double post.

Other post same topic, deleted.
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Old 01-31-2004, 02:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hopefully Ya did a "Clean" Install of XP.
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Old 01-31-2004, 02:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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redhead,if xp was put on another system etc install xp,, call 1 800 number, they will give you a challenge key,,if needed I have key viewer/changer.I do not know rules on posting files.so let me know, be more then happy to send to you, also have Jellybean,which will let you view OS key.
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Old 01-31-2004, 04:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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When i try to activate on the screen prompt, it comes up, but is blank. there is a small box in each upper corner that has three different colored shapes. no fill in blanks..nothing! did i miss something on the install of the upgrade?
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Old 01-31-2004, 04:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Redhead, try re-installing again,,if message comes up,xp is found etc, do you wish to repair hit yes, if not reinstall xp.

let us know,In my opinion, something got corrupted.
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Old 01-31-2004, 05:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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ByTeDeMoN...thanks for the tip....it worked!
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Old 01-31-2004, 09:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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one of the best things MS has done is include "repair OS" in the OS CD, maybe they can try and create a better OS next time (like Mac) so you don't need it!
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ByTeDeMoN...thanks for the tip....it worked!
Glad you got it and Im glad im good for something:amazed:
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