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Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. When you close the activation window you are logged back out to the Welcome screen. He's authored or co-authored four of Que's best selling Windows books.Bibliográfiai információkCímSpecial Edition Using Microsoft Windows XP HomeSpecial Edition Using SeriesUsing SeriesSzerzőkRobert Cowart, Brian KnittelKiadásillusztráltKiadóQue Publishing, 2004ISBN0789732793, 9780789732798Terjedelem1141 oldal  Idézet exportálásaBiBTeXEndNoteRefManA(z) Google And best of all, it's been updated to include detailed coverage of Service Pack 2.Written in easy-to-follow, jargon-free language, Windows XP Home Edition: The Missing Manual, Second Edition is perfectly suited my review here

That leaves me with nothing to work with... OliverGowland replied Mar 18, 2017 at 9:09 AM Batch file sayanb03 replied Mar 18, 2017 at 8:54 AM Portuguese characters not... But it still comes without a single page of printed instructions.Fortunately, the new edition of Windows XP Home Edition: The Missing Manual fills the void. Reboot, and login using the new account.

Lastly, should I do this before or after the desktop hardware >upgrade (does it matter?)?>>>Upgrading the hardware>>I am taking the desktop's Intel based system and replacing it with one that >is This took forever (longer than the whole XP install) but it worked. My approach was very simple: get the network working, and then see if I could activate that way.

or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. Like everything at Microsoft these days they are completely out of touch with reality and sensibility. The automated phone system had no clue how to handle that. Any comments that clearly indicate you've not read the article will be removed.

The only problem is that you need to know what you plan to boot next. Isn't it ironic that it is only legal users that bought a retail or OEM copy be hit with this? I've seen every kind of device and procedure used to authenticate software to prevent software theft. No activation key is displayed and no place to enter a code.

It looks like the fellow has been getting Microsoft to take a serious look at this issue, but nothing yet!Click to expand... TheBear, Dec 7, 2006 #7 mcg Messages: 168 You know, there must be something extra interesting going on here, because Windows XP is designed to work with multiple hardware profiles without Having never experienced this issue, nore being an XP expert, I cannot help solve your issue, but here are my two-cents: 1. Posted: March 12, 2008 in: Windows XP Shortlink: https://askleo.com/3318 About LeoLeo A.

Holy Crap! Email addresses, phone numbers and such will be removed. I can understand that a less patient person would have had a difficult time staying civil - what I was looking for was very simple: I wanted to install and run Microsoft Windows, Is there anyway I can get around this?

I was holding in front of me a copy of the email from Microsoft with the activation key in it. this page Now, here is the only confusing factor: the machine is a Dell, and came with Dells OEM version of Windows XP Home pre-installed. No luck. When I Reply Lety Adkins November 8, 2011 at 6:20 pm Hi, I read your article.

But it looks like Parallels isn't alone in having this problem. I'm sure that most of the time it works. God. get redirected here Membership FAQ Best Articles Best Articles: a Collection 50 Most Recent All Entries (by date) Ask Leo!

But research commands before you type any of them. 2. This is interesting, although to be frank I do not think this will work. I'd loaned the machine to a friend for a while who'd recently returned it.

macguy, Dec 4, 2006 #6 TheBear Messages: 7 Has anybody found a viable solution for this yet?

I gave Parallels a try (haven't bought it yet, using a trial activation key) and though everything went smoothly, I got the same message about the hardware change and Windows asked You can always get back to where you were by restoring the backup. Nevertheless, it gives me hope that Parallels can come up with a solution. I did so mainly for the purposes of playing with and learning stuff.

God. I know mainly it's up to Microsoft with this problem and not to the Parallels team but is there any chance to get through this? All manufacturers make these drivers available for download. useful reference Thread Status: Not open for further replies.

The PC is installed with a genuine XP Pro. He seems stumped, which is kind of surprising considering this is what he does for a living. But … Oh. All rights reserved.

Restoring would mean losing all the changes made to the Windows partition (newly installed apps, save files, documents, etc.) since the save point. VERY IMPORTANT: comments that do not add to the discussion - typically spammy, off-topic, or content-free comments - will be removed. There is no such thing as an"OEM Upgrade" so I suspect that it is a retail license as well. FWIW: All "advice from web" is not necessarily good, trustworthy advice or in consonance with legal use of software.

Cheers John Back to top #6 Sneakycyber Sneakycyber Network Engineer BC Advisor 5,996 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Ohio Local time:09:43 AM Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:22 AM I can understand That was over a week ago. At this point I don't want to re-activate under either Boot Camp or Parallels until I know how all this is going to play out. Advertisement junker39 Thread Starter Joined: Jun 12, 2004 Messages: 1,661 I bought Xp when it first came out and installed it on a one year old PC.

Tried Dell and they cannot help. Thanks. blackmac, Dec 14, 2006 #18 nycruza Messages: 224 wreck said: Yeah that is a manual procedure of what I was suggesting. This article is here for historical purposes only.

I pretty much used to rebuild my PC every few months and upgraded MB and CPU every 12-18 months. You could replace the file before and after running the bootcamp XP install in parallels. Reply anonymous April 27, 2016 at 10:42 am That is why more and more people are keeping themselves safely away from Microsoft. The only place to go from there was the activation screen again.

As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged However the driver files were available. Sometimes I would do it ten times in a week while I was screwing around with technologies and testing them out. After a reactivation I believe that other parts of the operating system has been changed also and therefore a simple replace of the WPA.dbl file is not going to work.