Posted 22 September 2008 - 05:14 PM
I have encountered for some time what seems to be a rather common problem, . .
After restarting and before Windows opens I get the message;
This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on.
Do you want to activate it ?
MY OS was created by Installing on a new HD, and from a Windows Restore Disk, WXP-SP1,
then upgrading from a Windows XP, SP2 upgrade disk.
I have found the following solution in more than one form;
Hope this helps someone.
# re: This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can proceed
Monday, April 30, 2007 12:47 AM by Mipmap
Thanks guys - encountered this problem upgrading an XP MCE 2002 installation to XP MCE 2005.
Required activation on log on, but answering yes just logged out. Uninstalling IE7 from safe mode fixed this for me.
The KB article should be updated - seems any Windows installation requiring activation on log on, with IE7 already installed, will encounter this show stopper.
I would like to know if I Un Install I.E., will I still be able to receive Windows Updates ?
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