Windows xp - activating windows xp key RRS feed

  • Question

  • i used a store bought cd to re install windows xp home edition and the cd key that came with the pc is OEM, its not valid it tells me.

    how can i get this to work? why did they make it like this... it makes no sense i have 28 days left to activate my pc. any help would be appreciated


    Monday, November 26, 2012 10:07 PM


  • You call Microsoft directly for help with the activation.  There should be a telephone number for on-line activation.  Call the number and do nothing until you get a live voice on the phone.

    This is a user peer-to-peer forum and has no capability to affect your Windows activation.

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    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:12 PM