I did a format of my hard disk 4days ago, reinstalled windows XP and activated online with no problems.Two days ago the keys icon appeared in taskbar and windows started asking for activation again.No hardware in the computer has been added or removed.A few minutes ago I went to the activation page and asked to be activated by phone as I wanted to ask why this had happened.Just started to speak to a rep. when we were cut off so I decided to activate later and went back to my desktop and found windows was activated again for some reason.
Where is it you can check your actual windows activation status as i'm a bit puzzled about what's happening.Anyone come across this.
Well windows says it's activated.Phone line was down for a day due to a fault and an electrician working in the house switched the mains power to computer off twice without telling me so maybe one of those things had something to do with.Just have to wait and see if it happens again.Never heard of windows de-activating itself then reactivating.
There is a free product by Licenturionr as recommended by PCA previously. I think the link is click here which gives you changes in your product activation status that Windows has detected that might require reactivation.
Click Start > Run > and type in Regedit Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\wpaevents In the right pane, right-click OOBETimer, and then click Modify Change at least one digit of this value to deactivate Windows Click OK and close regedit Click Start > Run and type in: "%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a" Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows, and then click Next.DO NOT CALL THEM. Click Change Product Key (at the bottom). Enter your valid Product Key. Press Update and close the window. If you are returned to the previous window, click Remind me later Restart your computer Verify the change
After the workstation restarts, click Start > Run Type in: "%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a" without the quotes. Make sure the dialog box says 'your copy of windows is already activated'