Re: XP activation?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by philo, May 2, 2009.

  1. philo

    philo Guest

    Kenny wrote:
    > PC about 2 1/2 years old all of a sudden brings up an activate Windows at
    > start up.
    > This PC is very little used and not at present internet connected, in fact I
    > was trying to get a wireless adapter working when this came up after a
    > restart.
    > Anyway rang the number, went through the steps for changing the key to that
    > printed on the COA sticker, click Update and it takes me straight back to
    > the activation screen.
    > Have double checked I'm using correct number, only thing I can think of is
    > that I may have applied SP2 or SP3 since it was bought.
    > Why is it bringing this up after so long and what can I do about it when it
    > won't let me update the key?
    > Using XP Home.
    >



    Maybe the copy of XP on the machine had used a different number.


    Google for Magic Jelly Bean and find out what the actual number is


    and see if that number is able to be activated
     
    philo, May 2, 2009
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