xp activation

  ian-206235 20:14 29 Nov 2005

I have just bought a 2nd hand laptop for my fathers xmas but xp has 30 days to be activated. Niow how do i do this without net access ?? I was thinking of buying a card so i could use it via my broadband connection at home or can i do it from my pc via ms webpage? it is a genuine copy of windows in case you ask. Thanks

  PaulB2005 20:25 29 Nov 2005

There will be a freephone number on the screen. Just ring and follow instructions.

  freaky 20:46 29 Nov 2005

There is a phone number to do it, but you would need internet access to get it!

  PaulB2005 21:06 29 Nov 2005

No you don't.

That's the point of the freephone number. Just start the activation process and then choose telephone option.It'll ask you for a country and then carry on.

  PaulB2005 21:08 29 Nov 2005

click here

"If you do not have a modem or an Internet connection, you can activate Windows XP by calling a Microsoft customer service representative. The Activation Wizard displays the toll free number that you can dial."

  PaulB2005 21:12 29 Nov 2005

click here

Note option 2 is the telephone option.

click here shows what happens next.

Choose your country in Step 1 and call the number listed in Step 2.

  driving man 09:12 30 Nov 2005

XP activation freephone 0800 018 8354 --you will need the product on the screen in front of you showing the I D number which they use for verification. I dont hold with breaking M/softs licencing laws but it might be better if they ask to tell them its on only one machine (as I'm sure it is)

  ian-206235 20:37 30 Nov 2005

all up and running now ,microsoft were very helpful . Thanks for your help

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