activate windows

  poshman31 10:05 26 Jan 2008

hi Helpers, ever since my PC was corrupted I have sorted most things thru help from you guys n gals anyway one more thing ( but not the last! )
I am getting a message " 14 days left to activate windows " when I open it and then put in the product key code it say "incorrect" blah blah

I did phone microsoft spoke to someone in India I think .. lol He told me to get a CD from Packard Bell but I am not really sure as I couldnt really understand him ?
shall I just ignore it or would the PC blow up if I dont activate
Thanks P M

  lisa02 10:12 26 Jan 2008

Don't activate it and the OS will go into Reduced functionality mode.

click here

  johnnyrocker 10:13 26 Jan 2008

my guess is it will stop working.


  johnnyrocker 10:15 26 Jan 2008

did you use all upper case when you tried registration?


  poshman31 10:24 26 Jan 2008

No I entered it correctly and tried a few times...
I did tell the guy on the phone my neigbour got the PC working but he said I cant use my neighbours CD Im a bit confused really !!

  johnnyrocker 10:28 26 Jan 2008

how did your neighbour get it working?


  birdface 10:29 26 Jan 2008

As long as it was a proper XP disc with the same XP Home.Or Pro and you put the Proper keycode in from from the COA sticker on the side of the computer it should be Ok.

  birdface 10:34 26 Jan 2008

Have a read at this thread you may get a bit of here

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