Problem with activation

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Travis641, Jan 28, 2002.

  1. Travis641

    Travis641 Guest

    I installed Windows XP onto my computer and for the past several days it has been asking me to activate it when I log on; so I clicked yes each time it asked. Now that it says I have to activate it before I log on, but even if I hit yes, it still logs me off and refuses me access to my computer.

    Is there any way that I could bypass this? Or at least a way to access my desktop so I CAN access it again. I've been thinking about reformating, but I really don't want to do that again, if I don't have too.

    Windows XP Professional btw.
     
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    is this a legal storebought copy of XP? or a download copy? and ahve you tried booting into safemode then clicking the yes button to activate?
     
  3. Travis641

    Travis641 Guest

    It is storebought, and yes I've gone into safe mode and tried to activate it, but it tells me that it is not able to activate it in safe mode, that I need to go into normal mode to activate it.
     
  4. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

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    damn them....M$...even with a store bought copy giving headaches.
     
  5. Vorpal

    Vorpal Guest

    Yep, screw MS. I've paid for my fair share of MS products.

    I was lucky enough to get a Corporate edition of XP PRO from an IT buddy.

    No activation key BS.
     
  6. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

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    yeah got my corp from a guy selling out of his trunk....don't know why it says memorex on it does yours?:D
     
  7. Bootsy

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    Watch what you type, big brother is watching...
     
  8. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

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    oh its my back up copy;)
     
  9. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    too late, watch your driveway for SWAT