XP Activation Help

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by Rob_t, Sep 4, 2015.

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    Rob_t

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    Hi, I'm really stuck and cannot work out what I can do.

    I am running windows xp on a Mac using parallels.

    I have this just to run one specific piece of software I use to write
    electrical certificates.

    I downloaded a copy of xp can't remember from where it was over a year ago
    i have been ignoring the pop ups about activation.

    Whist trying to use a usb stick with xp today i was having trouble so i restarted
    windows and now it won't let me in till i activate it.

    Obviously I don't have a key as i downloaded the software,
    can i buy a Key??? I haven't found a obviously answer to that and the online and telephone
    support from Microsoft has just not got me anywhere.

    I don't know what to do now, I am going to loose months of test certificates for the electrical
    jobs I have done if i can't get back into windows.

    Does anyone have any ideas.......................
     
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    Termingamer2-JD

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    It is impossible as Microsoft has stopped any support for the operating system.

    The only way you can do this is by doing illegal way.
     
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    what do you mean by the illegal way???

    IF you have any ideas as this is gonna cause me so much
    work if i can't get back into windows even if its only for 5 mins to back up the database :confused:
     
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    Termingamer2-JD

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    I don't want to directly link to anything, I risk a ban or something from this board, but there's ways to do it illegally like code generators (which might not work but I don't know, unfortunately most of those are for windows).
     
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    hi, i've tried list of keys available online but they don't work, i don't really understand how specific they are to the install.

    Microsoft has said they can't help, i am offering to pay for a licence or a product key but they just pay no we don't support it anymore.

    No point buying a copy from a retailer as i need the copy installed to work as that has the files on it that i need.

    As microsoft aren't interested in taking my money they i can't see that finding a key another way can now be considered illegal, surely they should now remove the product key activation.

    ahh this is so annoying months and months of work locked away :(
     
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    Hello Rob-t,

    Check your private messages.

    Regards,

    Aunty Jack. (Mark)
     
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