Sudden Activation?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bablos, Feb 17, 2002.

  1. Bablos

    Bablos Guest

    XP Home was recently playing up on me - it was freezing at the log on screen. When I left it for a bit, I got a message saying that XP had ran into a problem and needed to be actuvated.

    When the relevant activation screen came up, it said that my activation code had been used the maximum number of times, and that I needed to enter a new code. I contacted Microsoft who activated it for me, but they couldn't offer any explaination as to why the problem occurred.

    Do you guys have any ideas? I haven't been handing out my product code, I haven't installed any new hardware, and I haven't had to reactivate other than when I first activated XP.

    It's got me confused!
  2. same thing happened to me!
  3. bmxjt

    bmxjt Guest

    all i can suggest is call to reactivate and also tell them the problem you are having.
  4. Bablos

    Bablos Guest

    Oh yeah, that's already done. I explained the situation to Microsoft but they didn't have a clue as to what might have caused it. Within a few minutes I was activated again, after lots of number swapping with the bloke on the other end of the phone.

    I just wish I knew how it had happened - all I'd done that was out of the ordinary was install lots and lots of demos from the DVD coverdisks of PC Format and PC Gamer from the last 3 months. Catching up. Of course, this shouldn't have had any effect whatsoever...
  5. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    Someone might of got your activation code using one of the code creators. the new code creator released creates valid codes and one of them might have been yours
  6. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

    Yup...that was my guess as well. Leave it to Microsoft to cling to its ego, even when their activation system was cracked even before its public release. A lot of critics predicted this would happen, along with the problem above, and boy did it!

    I'm sure Microsoft isn't stupid. They know what is causing it, but won't tell you because Microsoft is never wrong. :rolleyes: I guess old Billy wasn't happy with $75 billion and wanted to crack that $100 billion mark.