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Cannot activate Windows XP after reinstallation

By JohnRevka
Dec 1, 2009
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  1. I had to reinstall windows xp because I could not escape the blue screen of death after a virus infected my computer. After reinstalling, I initially had a problem of not being able to log in, but this was fixed after I got some help from this site.

    But now I have a different problem. I cannot activate windows xp. According to the Microsoft directions you have to go to system tools and click "Activate Windows". However, when I do that I do not see "Activate windows". When I click the bubble warning me I only have 29 days click here to activate, the hourglass shows up for a second before disappearing; nothing happens after that. How am I supposed to activate windows?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. JohnRevka

    JohnRevka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I figured out how to do it

    I went to this URL: microsoft.com/genuine

    Then I entered my product key and I was done within a few minutes:)
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

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