Windows XP activation help

By vomacka
Nov 17, 2011
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  1. I recently had to replace my CPU with a new one. When the system started up it gave a me a "You need to activate windows XP" message.

    I have never activated windows (It was done at the store).

    Can someone tell me what to do to re-activate windows? I have no clue what to do, since I've never seen this before.

    I have a LEGIT copy of Windows XP that came with the system.


    Please hurry, I only have three days to do this.
  2. Yogitalk1

    Yogitalk1 TS Rookie

    Re: Windows Xp activation

    did you also replace your harddrive, i guess not. You need to mention if it is custom built computer or branded.
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    To activate Windows XP, go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Activate Windows.

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