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unable to activate on xp.

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#1 irjowo99


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:02 PM



I've had this PC running XP for a while. I got it used and installed an old copy of XP Pro my dad gave me.


I've never been able to activate it. It can't connect to Microsoft activation server. Also, when I try phone activation, the system at the other end won't recognize my installation id.


I've tried running various genuine diagnostic programs from Microsoft such as OGAplugininstall but get the error 'installation failure. Failed to copy files. 0x80070003'


I've kept the computer going by resetting the Oobetimer every month. However, nothing I do now can get the activation clock to reset. Oobetimer goes back to it's original value after I reboot.


Any suggestions on how to proceed? This is an old computer, 2002 gateway, and when I originally asked a tech guy, he wasn't sure of it could run win 7 or not.



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#2 hamluis



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:02 AM

Sounds to me as a patently illegal install.


I suggest that you pursue this issue directly with Microsoft.


As for your question about Win 7 capability...see Win 7 Hardware Compatibility .


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