Hill - there is something wrong with my IE7 browser - it doesn't give me up to date info. I couldn't even find my original post so I posted again. I finally had to use Mozilla to find your replies. Anyway, when I tried to go thru a windows validation process I got a message back that the validation had failed because windows had not verified the product code used in the install. But since I never activated windows MS never had a chance to verify my product code. That's why I want to manually initiate the activation process which I never got after the install.
The O.S. in question here is XP Pro. My browser is Internet Explorer 7. The problem is that I have no way of activating the install, thus I can't receive updates because the validation process won't accept my product code since the install was never actually activated.
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