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Windows Activation doesn't like my key?


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#1 Drayik

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 01:05 AM

Hey guys. I just want to make it clear, this is a legit copy of windows.

I installed Windows XP pro the day before yestarday. I got all my drivers, got my printer and everything hooked up, and now it wants me to activate again. Problem is, it says my key is invalid. Do they seriously expect me to pay all that money for a new key? Or is something wrong here.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 02:29 AM

Somewhere, I'm at work right now and can't find it, is a 800 number for Mico$oft that you can call. I had to do that once, I reformatted 3 times in 1 week and had to call and tell them that. They gave me a new number and it worked fine. Since then I've reformatted and the key that came with the XP disc has worked just fine.. So look around in your book, or go online and find the number. They ask why you call, then give you a new number.. :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 04:30 AM

Awesome! Thanks =D

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 09:35 AM

At work this usually happens when using a restore CD from a different computer. OEM versions only recognize certain product key combinations as legitimate.

Call the 800 number, if you fail the automated voice response system you'll get a human. They'll attempt to verify your information. If that fails, then they'll ask you to change the product key.

Here's a link that tells you how to get the phone number: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950929
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