To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. So I read an easy fix that includes booting into safe mode and running a command that would give me another 30 days so I could log in. Thanks for sharing your experience. 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? Here is where it is weird. Now, if you think that this article was interesting don't forget to rate it.
In honesty, I was kind of expecting that to be the issue. You'll be prompted to reboot your computer. If not, I expected it would at least generate an error when I entered it. I recall that I was able to reactivate again even after the first registry hack. Noel Paton Nil Carborundum Illegitemi I assure you I have used no hacks at all. However, there were various differences in the details all along the way. How can i activate my windows without having to purchase a brand new copy since this copy is only a month old.
Site Moderator Posts: 28907 Joined: 4. The lack of floppy should never trigger such error. I upgraded to a new hard drive larger one and i was trying to re install Windows xp pro on it along with all my files. And 3 days for activation seems new. Hit okay and it brought me to the windows log in paqe. This guy takes a while to check my key. So I guess what I need to know is how do I contact Microsoft? I did my best to document what I've done with the hope that some people in the same situation might find it helpful.
I followed your steps by installing drivers via Safe Mode, then activated over the Internet. It's too much of a bother. The beta program fixed the problem. I've not been able to find out anything specific, yea or nay. Since you can't use an installer, you'll need the actual driver files. Unplugging the network cable, as per earlier post. I ended up calling Microsoft, we changed the product key, and it still was blank.
It typically will error and tell you the product key is wrong. You agree that we may use those measures. I tried reconnecting it or reseting the modem but the problem was still there. Personally, I hate seeing stories like this. I have no choice but to use Safe mode.
Once, xpsp 3 support totally ends. I do have corporate serial though that works for 8 pcs. Started over with disc 2 for the 4th install. I had a similar situation. Any significant hardware change will prompt an activation check.
If anyone figures out a way to bring down microsoft and put them all in the poor house, I'd love to help. After a reboot nothing had changed. You may well be in the same boat! This will open the command prompt window. I stopped using Microsoft Windows in 2002. Any help would be much appreciated. It installed and worked fine. It will begin to ask you to activate incessantly, but wait until you have all the drivers then activate over the net.
In my case I initially used a a Windows retail disk. I tried the suggestions put forward. He offers this information to me as if I had just won the lottery. I'm not saying that the seller is dishonest and has done that, I'm just saying that the Product Key is plainly visible and could have easily been used by someone. That was originaly to prevent transfert of license number. I've intended to learn about it since I'm a blank slate now. Of course, there's other reasons to run a repair install, it might be able to save a system that isn't working because of a strange configuration problem or a malware attack.