It fails and prompts me to call and activate over the phone. I check my phone and find the number I called a few days earlier and ring them back. Activation could have failed because you used media and key that didn't match i. It tells me my key is not valid and prompts me to go through the phone activation. Sometimes when you're re-installing Windows with non-standard hardware, you may not be able to access Windows in order to activate. Then restart your computer and log-on back to your normal Windows.
I chose the one to activate over the internet. Also, I am aware of the forum rules, but thanks for reiterating them. I was able to boot up in Safe Mode per your help. So, you have gained a time frame for ~30-60 seconds of fully functional system, period when, hopefully, you will be able to launch whatever program you want even if ~30-60 seconds later the Windows will lock it again your application is already up an running so you are happy; Windows has closed its Desktop, he think it's clever, it's happy too; everybody is happy now, right? Since you had no Network card installed. Much better and easier: Configure your Internet connection and activate via the Internet : You want to register? Don't worry about filling anything out on this screen. Microsoft warrants that the Product will perform substantially in accordance with the accompanying materials for a period of ninety days from the date of receipt.
They added a security check, I guess to make sure you're human. Here is where it is weird. When I click yes or no it goes to my desk top picture, but without the start button or any icons and just stays there. However the files were available. Activation could have failed because you used media and key that didn't match i. That was probably 6 months ago.
That brings us to my experience this past week. In my case: on a G31M Gigabyte mobo. About to loose my computer. Worked in the past but required activation. They are the ones who suggest to others what to get. I downloaded 82 updates and re-started the system, I received the cannot login without activating.
There's a good chance that the support rep will be able to get your key working and your computer activated. Used original install disk and key from label. I suspected it had something to do with the fact that the machine was built at tech school. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I have licenses on every copy on all my machines, including two new ones, After spending over and over, it's painful losing valuable time fixing these issues. Since I had completed the activation process less than 24 hours previous I was a bit annoyed. I, too, took pains to remain calm and friendly throughout.
Until I had to reboot her computer just before Christmas. Actually this software is mostly depended on the stable windows features which give you a strong support related to the defeat all other operating systems tools very easily. If you don't want to upgrade to a newer version of Windows, you may still want to consider purchasing a valid key. Utter disdain for the user is why. However, it will reset the licensing components in the background. I deleted everything and I was left with a line of 0000. The begining story was different.
I can understand that a less patient person would have had a difficult time staying civil — what I was looking for was very simple: I wanted to install and run Microsoft Windows, all legal and above board. Then they said, they did not recognize my copy of windows I bought from them. I'll give you three options for moving forward. Activation completed, and the endless loop started again. He instantly went straight into the new product key and placed on hold. Hope your xp endeavor goes better than mine. The machine is not networked for good reason , so we can't activate over the internet even if Microsoft Activation Servers are still running for Xp? After a reboot, I was able to get into Windows and activate like normal.
Is this simply a reference to a new hardware configuration? Windows your trying to certify. The rest of the numbers are encoded values detailing some very basic hardware details about your computer. Chris Microsoft wrote: MrAdam wrote:. Ensure that you have a network connection. You agree that we may use those measures. After reading your story, it pop up in my mind why the number is missing.