Useless Microsoft.

  Iceman1978 21:24 30 Sep 2004

After having to format my machine & reinstall windows I tried to install using my copy of xp I bought brand new. I have had to reinstall a number of times, & on trying to activate windows I now get a message that I have used my key too many times. I am now forced to phone the telephone support line. Since I no longer have a phone I can't phone the number without using my mobile, which had just run out of air time while phoning microsoft. This is extremly irritating and I will now to be forced to install a dodgy version. Thanks Microsoft.

  hugh-265156 22:04 30 Sep 2004

you will still be able to use xp for 30 days so plenty of time to squeeze in a quick phone call when you get some credit, no hurry and no need to install a dodgy version of xp. when you ring them it will only take a min to get you sorted out, they are very helpful.

  Forum Editor 22:23 30 Sep 2004

to say "I will now to be forced to install a dodgy version" - as if you had no choice in the matter.

As huggyg71 says, you have a time period within which to activate Windows XP, and it's hardly Microsoft's fault that your mobile phone ran out of air time - top up the phone and ring them again, but please let's not have any more silly justifications like this for using pirated software.

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