windows xp won't activate

March 20, 2011 at 10:27:23
Specs: Windows XP pro, intel, ddr3
i did an xp rpo repair and enter the windows key, but at the end of the process it stops in the please wait black screen and never finish, i restart the computer and it says windows is not activated do you wan to activate it now and i press yes but only the background appeard not the ions , star button, nothing

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March 20, 2011 at 12:51:30
How to Avoid the XP Product Activation After a Reinstall

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March 20, 2011 at 15:03:33
Obviously those that wrote or copy from other websites never tried doing it themselves. It won't work. That is if you format you hard drive for a new installation of xp. Volume serial number assigned to it is never the same after each format. There are utilities that let you change it in a new installation to match what it was previously in an old install. You just had to remember to write down what it was before formating the hard drive. Those articles might have missed out other things as I never was able to avoid the XP Product Activation After a Reinstall.

emilio1070 this does not apply to you as you did a repair. I just included this for additional information to the websites that Johnw provided.

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