If I don't activate XP...

  pollpott 20:50 24 May 2005

I had to reinstal XP on a computer which is not connected to the internet at the moment. As I can't activate it what will happen when the time is up?

  VoG II 20:57 24 May 2005

Activate by phone click here

  DieSse 21:14 24 May 2005

When the time is up, XP will only start up enough to let you activate - and no further. As VoG™ says, better to do it by phone now rather than then.

  TomG 22:00 24 May 2005

Make sure you have all the details - I had to reinstall office XP and they wanted the operating system key.

  pollpott 22:16 24 May 2005

thanks guys, very helpful,though I'm not sure I'know where to find the operating key.

  VoG II 22:19 24 May 2005

Not on the box/cd? click here

  Joe R 22:19 24 May 2005

click here

this will give you your key once installed.

  DieSse 22:21 24 May 2005

Or on the case? - look all over it!

  spuds 22:55 24 May 2005

If you make that telephone call, make sure that you have a paper and pen handy. You will be given a large configuration of numbers to remember.

Regarding the key code, you may have a Microsoft sticker on the computer case. That's how Miscrosoft likes it :o)

  pollpott 14:47 25 May 2005

All done and dusted,thanks for the help everyone. it was very straight forward, I did it all over the phone in about 5 mins.

  Colinp 16:13 25 May 2005

Please tick as resolved.


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