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  • Question

  • I ran a Windows Repair on an existing XP installation.  Nowwhen I try to login, I get a popup saying that Windows must be activated in order to log on.  When I click OK, it goes no further, just hangs at the desktop with no icons.  Ctrl-Alt-Del does nothing, and if I manually reboot I come to the same popup again.

    Is there a way around this?

    Thanks,

    Adrian.

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 5:29 PM

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  • Are you connected online while doing this?

    I've had this happen before and I noticed that if you plug in a network cable so it's online, the activation windows will pop up after a few minutes after you press OK.  You might have to do a phone method if online does not work.


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    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 6:39 PM