This copy of XP must be activated with Microsoft?

By JohnRevka
Nov 29, 2009
  1. I reinstalled xp to fix a major problem with my laptop (a virus caused me to see the blue screen of death every time I turned on the laptop and prevented me from passsing the loading screen of windows xp, I posted the problem here).

    Now I cannot log in. When I try to log in it says "this copy of windows must be activated with microsoft before you can log on." There is only an empty blue screen with a mouse and I cannot open windows task manager to start explorer.

    I have the product key on the bottom of my laptop on a sticker, but I was never asked to enter it. What can I do?

    Note: I am using a different computer right now.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  3. JohnRevka

    JohnRevka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Thank you very much!!!

    This worked, thank you!!!
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb

    Do note: You still need to activate, but at least now you have some extra days to work this out ;)
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