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#1 nick_kjaer

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 04:18 PM

Hey guys, I went ahead and reinstalled my Windows XP, all was going fine until asked for activation key, I inputted the one which was with the pack and now I get the error message, invalid key. This is the only activation key I have and the picture matches exactly the one on the screen, what can I do to get a new key? Im not going to call Microsoft for this as they charge for their customer phone support which I find utterly disgusting, have we not paid enough for the sofware in the first place! To give you further details the version I have of XP is from late 2003 and has SP1 written on it, which I believe refers to service pack 1 from what I can tell. Thanks for the assistance. I am wholly open to the idea of being given a hack code if anyone knows where I can get one, I paid for the product in the first place so whichever solves the problem mostly quickly the better basically. Thanks everyone!

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 04:26 PM

It's likely that the activation failed because you've already activated that particular copy of XP.

When you attempt to activate (and it fails) you should be given the option to activate by phone. This is free and only takes a few minutes to do (I do it at work several times a week). The computer (on the phone) will ask you some questions and then will provide a series of numbers to re-activate your copy of XP. If you don't answer the questions correctly, they'll connect you with a human who'll ask you some more questions and then will give you the numbers to re-activate.

FWIW - We don't support "hacks" here, nor any other illegal activity.

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 04:27 PM

Call Microsoft...you know the drill.

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 04:30 PM

Odd, I don't get the option to activate the code via the phone. Do you perhaps know the free phone number to call in order to do this? Thanks guys, Nick.

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 04:30 PM

Is this an OEM or a version offered with a computer or one you bought from a store. 2nd you are only installing this on 1 computer correct? If you have installed this version on more than one computer you have breeched the ULA and your key has been invalidated through windows Genuine validation tool. Either way you need to contact Microsoft and have the key reactivated. This call should not cost money. You may need to provide proof of purchase. There is also the chance that the key has been deemed invalid check This link.

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 04:36 PM

Just to give further info in fact: the CD which I have says "Compaq Operating System CD" then on the next line "Microsoft Windows XP Home SP1". Could it be that this is not an actual XP disk and instead one issued by Compaq which does the same thing, however has a different WPA Key? Therefore perhaps this is the reason why I am getting the error message "Invalid ID Code".

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 04:37 PM

Hey SneakyCyber, thanks, wrote my post at same time as you, will investigate this further.

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 05:04 PM

Are you installing this back on the computer it came with? If not then we can't help you any further since its a Breech of the Microsoft ULA agreement and its against forum policy. You will need to purchase a new Xp CD. If you are re-installing this on the Compaq computer with replacement components you will need to call the re-activation hotline. I can't find the number anywhere online it just says it gives it to you when you try to activate windows.

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