In Windows Vista and Windows 7, retail activation keys are good for only one use. I knew a long time ago that all this online and phone activation nonsense would cause trouble! Type this last command type exactly as what you see here : rundll32. All they do is direct you to Windows 8. Have a comment you want to share with me or Les about this story? Pirates get around any anti-piracy measure they want to get around. Thank you for the information.
If you miss something a tiny step the result may be another. I have set the registry but now I still get the Activation window and when I go into it, it says I'm already activated. It is really frustrating that I payed for a copy of windows xp and now it has stopped working and I lost all my installed programs. Best Michael I have searched Google for hours. However it won't let me activate it and now it says I need to activate it in 2 days to keep using it. Do you want to activate Windows now? I've virtualized a running instance, because hardware failure is at some point inevitable. Why do you bother using Windows anyway? As stated in my post no.
First I bought a new hard drive, then it became apparent the motherboard. Optoma - its good to hear that Im not alone. If I change the main hard drive will i get the same issues over again? Locate lost, forgotten or misplaced eM Client activation key by downloading freeware eM Client key locator Tool in your machine. If so what things will trigger this? Thanks for catching that guys, it is WordPresss formatting the code, a simple double slash fixed the problem. You can also experiment withdifferent hardware configurations, as we did in preparation for this article.
I'll see what happens in 28 days to seal the deal. It is not a question of one up or one down. Anyway, thanks for the info. I get bothered by Microsoft and their on going protection of this old software. All this required was to enter the product key, request verification and within a couple seconds everything ran fine. It is very important that the procedure is followed to the smallest detail. So I'm trapped into this circle! There must be something else now.
So I am still without a working system. I got a message saying the copy of windows may be fraudulent after entering my product code I'm getting the first error message but when I click yes, it logs me straight out. Please do not read this sentence. If not where do I get the license key details from? You may have to press the F8 key more than once. They have no idea about any detailed information regarding activations. I rebooted the machine and then was able to run Windows activation.
When I look at the registry key, it is as you suggested and permissions as you suggested. That took me by surprise, I read in the help that you can activate as many times as you want. Still waiting for you ideas. We are simply being bullied into upgrades and new machines. That is fine with me.
What I did was to set that registry key see my post to read-only, that way I denied Windows to lock me again. So where's the anti-piracy measures? At each boot, Windows analyzes your current hardware and compares it to the stored configuration information to see if it has changed. You will be prompted to activate your copy of Windows. I suppose that should also indicate which components take part. Change it again to that of the wireless card and Voodooo.
If not where do I get the license key details from? Pretty darn bad when a person can't even upgrade the memory in the same computer without having to go through the activation process again. . See the Microsoft Web site for more information about why reactivation is necessary. If you delete the file, you need to reactivate. So where's the anti-piracy measures? Respecting the power of the registry, I took my time and slowly proceeded to follow what I inferred to be your intent. Glad it helped and you are excited about it.