Activation loop

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by michair, Sep 26, 2022.

  1. michair


    Sep 26, 2022
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    ok so we have an xp box that we control a custom dry kiln with. I use acronis to back it up, we had a harddrive fail so i installed a new one restored to it. Boots up says cant verify activation blah blah so it says to reactivate so i click ok then says its already activated then you click ok it jumps to this needs to be activated before you can log on.. if i reboot into safe mode go to regedit change the Oob key i can reactivate and it will fire up until I restart then it does it all over again. This happened 3 years ago when I had to reload to to file corruption but for the life of me I cant remember the fix. Thank you for any help
    michair, Sep 26, 2022
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  2. michair


    Jun 1, 2016
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    Good luck

    When my PC got struck by lightening I had to replace my hdd.

    Of course, activation baulked.

    Tried telephone activation, expected m/s would nod it through.

    No such luck.

    Just got from m/s "that activation code has BEEN USED"

    Me: "Of course it has, I am the person who used it"! Explained what had occurred all over again.

    Wasted a couple of hours of my valuable time with a number of folk at m/s, repeatedly going round the same loop.

    Eventually gave up and installed Linux instead.

    Got my own back by installing for free Linux systems for now more than a thousand users who would otherwise have used a M/s O.S.

    Yah boo microsoft, you suck! I will do anything I can to contribute to your demise!

    One good turn deserves another, and the converse also applies.
    priscus, Sep 26, 2022
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  3. michair


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    Elizabeth23, Sep 26, 2022
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