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Xp Wants To Re-activate


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#1 JRSwindow

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 10:44 AM

Hi,

Upon bootup this morning I received a message saying that my copy of XP needed to be re-activated because significant hardware changes had been made to my computer since initial registration. This is puzzling since no hardware changes of any kind have been made to this computer.

Can anyone enlighten me as to why this is happening?

Thanks

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#2 fozzie

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 10:47 AM

Have you been altering stuff in the registry and more importantly have you a legal copy of XP ( no offence intended)

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 10:57 AM

I would say simply reactivate it.
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Posted 18 January 2007 - 10:59 AM

Nope, I haven't been monkeying with the registry and yes it is a legal copy.

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 11:11 AM

I would say simply reactivate it.

If it's legit.... the above says it all.

#6 JRSwindow

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 12:07 PM

But isn't this a sign that something may be wrong with my system?

No hardware has been changed on the computer, so there has to be some kind of error some place else that is giving me this message right?

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 12:19 PM

But isn't this a sign that something may be wrong with my system?

No hardware has been changed on the computer, so there has to be some kind of error some place else that is giving me this message right?

It most likely means that you installed software on your computer that can add/change a hardwares profile, or simply add the profile for a piece of hardware that really isn't attached to your computer.

Have you downloaded any softwares through torrent programs, or installed any programs that otherwise would have to be paid for, but are unlocked? Just asking!

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 01:56 PM

The only thing I have added recently is a java applet thing.

I went ahead and revalidated

Thanks for everyone's help

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 02:27 PM

I went ahead and revalidated

Validating and Activating are two different things. You must now validate your copy of XP in order to continue to receive updates. And then when you install Internet Explorer 7 you must validate again. This is normal. If validation is what you were talking about all along, then there is nothing unusual here.

Activation is a different animal.
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