Activation

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What happens if Windows XP is not activated within the time limit. Can it
be activated after that date and, more crucially, can Windows XP be used
without having to re-install it?

Regards.

Bill Ridgeway
Computer Solutions
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Windows XP has a 30 day grace period before you need to
    activate. After 30 days, you'll be requested to activate or
    else you'll be unable to boot to the Windows XP desktop.

    How to activate Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307890

    Windows XP Logs You Off When You Try to Activate the Product
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330136

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    "Bill Ridgeway" wrote:

    | What happens if Windows XP is not activated within the time limit. Can it
    | be activated after that date and, more crucially, can Windows XP be used
    | without having to re-install it?
    |
    | Regards.
    |
    | Bill Ridgeway
    | Computer Solutions
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Bill Ridgeway Wrote:
    > What happens if Windows XP is not activated within the time limit. Can
    > it
    > be activated after that date and, more crucially, can Windows XP be
    > used
    > without having to re-install it?
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > Bill Ridgeway
    > Computer Solutions


    hi,

    Activation is required for the Windows XP, when u r not
    activating ur windows XP u will be able to work for only 30 days from
    the installation date
    after that it will prompt for activation and without activating it
    won't allow u to enter into ur PC(i.e., u will be not able to login).
    U can re-intall the OS then also itwill come to end of the
    installtion and once agin the same window(activation window) will
    appear and it won't allow u to further operations.
    Other thing is u can format the drive and install once again
    the Windows XP OS and u r not activating then same thing only after 30
    days of the installation date it will prompt for activation and it
    won't allow u to login.


    regards,
    deepak


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    Deepak
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