I computer or the to 888- was don't applicable, thruAren't you glad you paid the "Evil Empire" all that money for XP just to be given the royal run around trying to activate YOUR copy? Educate yourself about activation: go to www.microscum.comhonestly, im with cs on this one. You paid your money to microsoft, why should you be inconvienienced just b/c others dont pay for theres. It is not like piracy doesn't occur anyway. It is sad but true. I am a comp sci trying to make my way through the field and people who tag on for a free ride are hurting the abillity for the computer market to be profitable, but I would never make my customers go through all of that hassle of product activation.Usually, it is a lot easier.:-) Glad you got it sorted out.
Athlon 1.4g IE 6.0 (Logitech optical mouse)Hi, Actually yes it could. I am considering a problem I am having with my computer might be my trackball. Only exception for me it, it locks up on one program only. That program is almost complete dependent on the mouse. Sometimes a piece of hardware can create a program conflict. So try a different mouse and see if that solves the problem. Jeff start-up and same andHey Jeffrey .I've got a Logitech optical mouse that came with the sys .so I'm sure it's crappy. I'll try a MS ball mouse later today. Thanks much for the VERY quick reply .and sorry for the dupe question above this one ..When I posted I got an error msg. saying it didn't go through?? I usually post on a different board @ MS
, etc. I chose not to supply the info, just to activate it. A screen popped up saying it was activated. Was that it?Hi Duffer, Don't worry,it has been activated. Product activation and product registration are not the same. Activation is completely anonymous; it requires absolutely no personally identifiable information to complete. During activation, you can also register your copy of Windows. Registration is not required; however registering your copy ensures that you receive product support, product update information, and other benefits. The process registration takes only a few minutes to complete. Personal information (for example, "contact" information such as an email address) is required if you decide to register. ssg MS-MVP pronetworks.org
different computers as long as you
have an individual license (Product Key) for each installation.
Installing Windows XP Pro on different computers, using the
same Product Key (license), is a direct violation of the EULA
and Product Activation will fail with the subsequent installations.
The Windows XP End-User License Agreement (EULA) states you
can install one copy of XP on one computer. So you'll need
to purchase a second copy (Product Key - license) for each
Read your Windows XP End-User License Agreement:
Start > Run and type: WINVER , and hit enter.
Also, open XP's "Help and Support" and type: EULA
and click on "Questions and Answers about the
End-User License Agreement".This is only
times whilst sorting the computer out. It would seem that MSCONFIG disabled all the SERVICES (as it is designed to) but for some reason it did so perminantly i.e. it did not restore them to how they were previously set up. I then had to get a list off the net explaining which services I needed to put back into Manual Start and Auto start mode. All was well Yesturday, however, I went to run an .asp based website I have on my corrected much of the problem I was having. I do, however, continue to get another error on a particular connection script that used to always work. The error is: HTTP 500.100 - Internal Server Error - ASP error Internet Information Services ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---- Technical Information (for support
I recently purchased a couple of new computers, and am retiring some old computers when setting them up. Unfortunately, we did not forsee that we would need to know which product key was used for which machine. How/where can I go back and find out which product key was entered for which machine?
reinstall an OEM version of Windows XP on the same computer, there is no limit as to the number of times you can activate it. Windows Product Activation (WPA) on Windows XP http://aumha.org/win5/a/wpa.htm [Courtesy of MS-MVP Alex Nichol]i was denied access to a activation key when i used an OEM key i used multiple times. i have a nework of about 250 hard drives with different oem keys on each one but i have used a RIS service to re-build drives after failures that uses the same OEM key when i am prompted to enter it. i was wondering if there is a specific quantity microsoft sets to limit the activations on one oem key? thanks for the help! i do appreciate it. brian spxYou cannot use the same OEM Product Key to activate Windows XP on different PCs. You must use the original
HTML files have a Windows 98-style icon with a app window in the middle. If I have the computer set up for Firefox, the icons change but if it's IE, then they go to back to the "default" icon (why didn't they change the icons??) I went into the File Types window and that didn't help, I tried Tweak UI and that didn't help, and I think it could be the registry, but every time I go in there to browse around, something gets messed up and I didn't even touch anything!! What can I do? Help, please! Thanks for your patience with me Thanks! It worked! But one thing: you have to go into Folder properties and reset any settings you've got in there so it'll actually work. AT least for me Thanks again!You're welcome.
failure is not something to take into account when you're talking about home usage of PC's. I think that as far as backup goes It's the best NOT to use HD's at all.What for if we have CD's? If I had files larger than 700MB I would think about DVD-RW or something . So basically you're "prejudice" against RAID,huh? I probably should just experiment and compare your proposal vs.RAID-0 ,perfomance wise :-) And what do you think about SCSI? Or you also un-SCSIed PC's before?It's weird .they are so much more expensive and they still DO exist in the industry,why? If they wouldn't be offering significant performance increase,then they would have been out of stores long time ago I heard some ppl recommended NOT to use Partition Magic on NTFS
an application that performs "XYZZY" service. This application is provided with a license restriction that clearly states that it can only be installed on one machine per purchased license, and that you do not OWN the software, you are only purchasing the right to USE it. Now, I have my team working on it for 6 months, we beta it, get it working fine, and have it for sale on our company website - let say we sell the "Licenses" for $5.00 each. Now, we've invested about $450,000 into development and costs, our business plan is to recover that in 12 months (lofty goal) and to start making a profit in the next years Now, you, as a purchaser of the license, come along and download after paying the $5, you like the product XYZZY so much
key had been used too many times, or words to that effect. I rang Microsoft to activate and she said that it was probably a returned product. She activated XP for me with no problem. So I basically bought a second-hand product?NEW from where/whom?A local shop. It was a slim package (not a box), but it was shrink-wrapped and had a seal that I had to cut to open it. Is that normal? It has a genuine holographic disc in it, and genuine orange sticker for the key, etc.Shrink wrap is not a problem for many businesses as the equipment is cheap and easy to use. As for the seal, I am not sure what type or where the seal is. Is it a reputable store? Been around for at least a few years and verifiable satisfied clientele? Returns are not out of the question. OEM such as you bought can only
then go back to login screen, giving me the option to login to my profile, but will crash again. I set the install option to activate the product as soon as it was booted up. i was on for several hours in which time we upgraded another pc on the network with the same key. I found a regedit on the net the sets the activation key to null but thought doing a repair would not hurt anything. I began the repair option from the installtion cd, it asked for the profile name and password, which i think i gave and incorrect name to, pass was blank, it procceded to start back up and setup again, then it failed to complete and i recieved this error on reboot " windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt : \windows\system32\config\system ". Now it
turn it back on. my other problem is when im loading xp, it stays on the loading screen for 10 minutes(i timed it) i've gotten rid of some viruses using some anti-virus free programs i downloaded, and the other ones will just restart my computer, like my computer can't take it .i really really need help i use my computer for school and really need it to be working properly. all the specs are in below, thanks alot -chris windows xp home edition 2002 AMD-K6 3D processor 501 MHz 128 MB of RAM ~6GBNavigate to the Control Panel/System. Click on the Advanced tab Under Startup and Recovery click on the settings button and remove the check for automatically restart. This will prevent the system from restarting when an error occurs. Try this link if you think your system
m sure they have), but I did a search, and there is so much stuff about activation that you can't see the wood for the trees. I originaly installed XP about a year ago, and (unlike NT4) it has never been very stable - it freezes quite frequently (and when I say freeze, I *mean* freeze, no mouse cursor movement, no ctrl-alt-del). It kept nagging me about updates so I decided to let it do it's thing, and now it freezes *much* more often. Anyway, the only advice I can get is that it "must be something wrong with my hardware", so I've ordered a new MB and processor (it was time I upgraded anyway). Of course, this means new memory as well, and a graphics card instead of the on board So I assume, that when all this is installed and I boot up, it's going to object
This kinda makes sense .in a scary sort of way.Yes, for 120 days, and then they purge that info from their PA servers, and then XP can be installed and activated on any hardware. MS claims that the info they collect cannot be decrypted to figure out what actual hardware XP is installed on, but only tells them when the enough of the hardware has changed. For more info on PA: http://aumha.org/win5/a/wpa.htm http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/basics/activation/mpafaq.asp http://microscum.com/mmpafaq/Greetings -- Nothing "scary" about it, at all. Here are the facts pertaining to activation: Piracy Basics - Microsoft Product Activation http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/basics/activation/ Windows Product Activation (WPA) http://www.aumha.org/a/wpa.htm Bruce Chambers
Xp is asking for password and didnt put any password can anybody plz help meThe default password for Home Edition is blank, so just hit "Enter". Malke
;DefaultIcon" value in the registry to %1. The standard value being %SystemRoot%\System32\shell32.dll,-154
In the following registry paths:
Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell
What You Should Know About the Sasser Worm and It Variants:
I switch back and forth between Win2k and
In explorer, for DLL and OCX files, Win2k will
show the embedded icons. In contrast, WinXP over-rides
that behavior with some default icon. How that
icon is chosen, I don't know. Now every DLL has the
same icon, instead of the unique icon resource chosen
by the DLL author.
How can I
a swap file down to 2MB. Since I have 512 MB DDR RAM, would it be OK to lower my swap file ram to 2MB? More? Why? Thanks so much for all the help I've been getting. I could go on the WINXP group, but when I post a question, it takes me an hour to find my post there a SO MANY!!! Mike picture rocks, azA swap file approximately 2 times the amount of physical memory is fairly standard. No- do not drop it down to 2MB .even with 512 MB physical memory, Windows will use a swap file, and you will end up with multiple warnings in the middle of applications saying you are running out of virtual memory. I have a full GB of physical memory, and still have a swap file. I've seen my computer use up to 800 MB of physical memory while rendering video. FitzAny formula that multiplies
to remove Symantec software. After installing eTrust, the scan started. Almost immediately it starting reporting virus infections. His machine was doing a weekly full scan and I had him do a Panda Scan once a month to double check. So much for the world's "Best Selling" Anti-Virus software. For anyone who doubts that Symantec Security software is: (1.) Ineffective (2.) Bloated (High system requirements) (3.) Overpriced (4.) Non-existent Technical Support (With paying up $) I now have a whole room full of relatives who can backup those descriptions. To anyone on this newsgroup whom I ever recommended any Symantec product - I sincerely apologize.For the last year I have had a variety of problems with my new Windows XP computer that I have not been able to solve until I
I have a laptop with Win xp Pro installed , it works fine except i cannot load update SP-1 or crital update 811630. Upon further examination it tells me this copy has exceeded it's number of downloads.. This is the only computer using this product. My computer was repaired several months back requiring win xp pro to be reinstalled and having talked to customer support they told me to call activation center.. Well the automated voice message asks for activation window .. I don't have one and they're s no other choices, Any ideas how to getAll you should have to do is select "Activate by Phone" you should get a Live Person on the phone who will give you a number key once you give them the code listed in the "Activate by Phone"
: An Introduction http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/deploying/introduction.asp How to Use Sysprep with Windows Product Activation or Volume License Media to Deploy Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;299840&Product=winxp Description of the Windows XP Corporate Deployment Tools and Documentation http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321880&Product=winxp How to Use Sysprep with Windows Product Activation or Volume License Media to Deploy Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;299840&Product=winxp How to Use Sysprep for Auditing Installations http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/deploying/auditing.asp Deploying Windows XP http://labmice.techtarget.com
example, if I scroll down with my mouse (using the scroll button), it will scroll on the IE screen about 1 second later, sometimes more. The total memory used when I am surfing the web along with all other running applications is about 350MB so memory is not at fault here since I have 1GH of available memory. I was wondering is someone had experienced the same problems and I would like to know how to resolver them. I copied and pasted my HiJackThis logfile. Is there anything I shoud remove? Thank you so much for any help! Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32
Okay, since I made the stupid mistake of installing Win XP Pro over my Home Edition, and I don't have an XP Home disc, where can get another product key so I can use Win XP on the other computer now with getting that stupid 30 activation nonsense?Greetings Mantis, The only way to get another product key is to buy a new Windows XP Home Edition. Thanks and best of luck!
a new (refurbished) computer from HP. It comes with WinXP Home edition. The computer I have right now has WinXP Pro. My question is this, can I install WinXP Pro *over* WinXP Home edition with out any problems? Or do I need toformat the HD? I am a bit computer savy, but not a genius, so if you could help me with this I would really appreciate it! Many thanks!!Just insert the XP Pro CD, boot, and follow instructions (making choices along the way). Shouldn't be a problem. Don't have to reformat the HD (one of the options you'll choose). Read the paper instructions that came with the CD.How important is it to have the paper instructions? I*may* still have it, but not sure ? Will have to search it out Thanks so much for the quick response! now with
nothing, hNormal users, heck even hardcore users, don't change hardware or computers that much, thus activation doesn't effect them as much. I have a tech support business and activation has never really bothered me much. I would imagine that your situation is somewhat unique and you'd probably be in the 1% range of overall users. A os is made for the masses not for the 1% of unique situations. Now, I'm in no way sticking up for activation, but for your situation, as much as you change hadeware or computers, you can't blame the os. It's just unfortunate that you change so much, for whatever reason. BTW - if you can get your hands on a Volume License version of XP, then you don't have to activate. The volume license version don'
problem which came through emails into my system. I got emails from people i know and i don't as well. It was showing information 31 kb. Now my system is very slow and annoying. I will appreciate if someone could help Than SurinderWhy don't you run your anti-virus application and get rid of it? You give no information other than you think you have a virus. What virus? Why don't you run your anti-adware and spyware application? Never open email from someone you don't personally know and always confirm that a "friend" is the actual sender of the email you are about to open. If you include more information, you may get some help. my system. I got emails from people i know and i don't as well. It was showing information 31 kb. Now my
Hello, Video card replaced (same make, model and provider) after being damaged during new computer shipment. Seven months later the motherboard (same make,model and provider), modem (different make,model and provider) and memory( same amount, same provider different size ie:512 v 256 were replaced. No activation needed. Is all the activation informatiom deleted and/or replaced every 120 days? Items that are changed but still the same make,model and provider seen as the same or an item to be placed on the activation list? Thank You. Take Care. beamish.Windows Product Activation (WPA) on Windows XP http://aumha.org/win5/a/wpa.htm [Courtesy of MS-MVP Alex Nichol]
A new problem arises!!! for some unknown reason, my computer no longer recognizes my 2 cd drives. in the device manager, both cd drives have yellow exclaimation marks. I would reload windows XP home version however, the cd roms are not seen in my computer. how does one go about fixing this issue??? Again, to everyone, thank you so much for you input and suggestions. LorneRestore CD/DVD Drives
[Courtesy of Doug Knox, MS-MVP]Are the drives seen in the BIOS? Maybe the cables are loose. Malke
* This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. Do yo want to activate Windows now. It has not been possible to get past this so far -- any ideas??There have been several posts which refer to a Windows file being deleted which contains the activation information. You could Google this group for "Windows Product Activation" for more details. Have you tried reactivating Windows either by calling the tool free number or using the on-line activation? You should be able to call the number, explain to them what happened, and they'll give you a code to type in. Good luck. ..dannyhave u by any chance updated any xp software from the msn site! i have, could be that!! cant think of anything else file being deleted Google this
Just installed Service pack 2 for XP and roxio easy media creator 7. Now, whenever I open the roxio product, I get a windows installer opening trying to install "DAO.msi". How can I stop this?Run the Windows Installer Clean up Utility. See if there is a reference to this installer in the list and remove it: Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility http://support.microsoft.com/?id=290301 Windows Installer Clean up Utility http://download.microsoft.com/download/office2000pro/util20/1/NT4/EN-US/msicuu.exeLink for Windows installer cleanup download was moved: http://tinyurl.com/42ul9 You'd erase DAO from the list after installing and running. I have the DAO setup utility, so I then took it out of my "Add/Remove Programs" as well,
I'm running Windows XP Pro and when I click on the turn off computer button instead of shutting down. There is a noticible click sound then it reboots. I haven't done any updates or downloads. I have scan system also defragmented my drives with no avail. Has this happened to anyone else? If so how do I fix this? Thank you in advance; FaronJim Eshelman has the definitive site on addressing Shutdown problems http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htmTurned out to be a quick and easy fix. Thank you very much! Peace Faron Shutdown problems a any
Text : update Look In : C:\ This gets me all the files whose file name contains work 'update' and not looking for its contests (It doesn't matter whether file contains the key word or not). I am using Windows XP - Preofessional (Version 5.1). I am missing something, I am using windows for more than 6 years and facing this problem first time. Any help on this will be really great. Thank you. - Nathanhttp://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_filefilter.htm mght be applicable Any advice given is my attempt to show appreciation for all the excellent help I've received here but I'm no MVP so it may only apply NUGS. Personal attacks, nitpicking & criticism of anything but content will NOT be responded to
my computer, Unfortunately there were driver conflict issues that made me resort back to W98. Now I am looking to install.. either clean install.. or upgrade to XP! The problem is that it will not install. I have only got 32MB ram, but have had it on here before.. My room-mate has it on his as well and I checked .. 32 MB ram as well.. Any idea how to install it?.. I am positive I have done this before but not remembering how. I thought it was quick and easy though.. I do not remember issues like this occuring prior thanks for your time! StuartWindows XP will not run on 32 MB of ram. The minimum required ram is 63MB with the recommended being 128MB before.. Any rememberram is Although those are Microsoft's numbers, from a practical standpoint, even 128MB isn't enough