Activating Windows XP in 2017 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does anyone know of anyway to activate Windows XP?  I tried to activate it online and I tried to activate it over the phone, no luck.  Will Microsoft activate it for a fee?


    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:38 PM

All replies

  • No, it's dead.. they won't activate it any longer if the free automated session does not work on the phone. You might be better off trying to use a valid OEM key from an OEM desktop like Dell, as they tend to activate fine.. I know from experience.. 


    Friday, June 9, 2017 1:32 PM
  • oh, you know i just put one of my old computers back to that and found out the hard, way. It used to ask for the product key during installation but it didn't, Now its reinstall every 30 days or??? Upgrading this computer causes the memory to burn out. Both of my computers with two gigs or less suffered memory burn out and i lost two hard drives just trying to use windows 7 on them. xp is their limit. Now how to not go through the procedure. I'll check around but apparently this is a microsoft "GOTCHA" moment.
    Monday, August 14, 2017 3:44 AM