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#1 robertsands1959

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 07:34 PM

How do I stop this? Since the activation server at microsoft is no longer in use.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 07:51 PM

I am not sure why XP is asking that you need to activate but you can workaround the problem to pull your data using the following method shown in this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzTuHuWhdcY


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 02:35 PM

I have already seen that video, but the problem is that I can't authorize my XP computer because the server that was used to authorize XP is no longer up and working. Microsoft took it down. Got anything else because I don't want to have to go into safe mode every month



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 02:41 PM

Other than that video, no. I am not sure how the computer lost activation. I currently have an XP computer but have had no problems with that error appearing. I should do a clean install on a spare disk and see if I get this problem.



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 02:53 PM

Just to be clear...you actually tried phone activation?  You are not connecting activation with security/other support mechanisms?

 

Any other type of activation should be automatic...a valid key for me produced a valid clean install of XP sometime during the summer.

 

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