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help with windows activation
« on: May 21, 2008, 05:39:00 PM »
it says "30 days left before activation"

I don't know where to find the product key HELP ME!!!!!!!
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Re: help with windows activation
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 07:05:26 PM »
Its either on the box or the cd case normally, if your computer came with it pre-installed it normally is on some kind of documentation.  Any more information you can give will help us narrow down the problem
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Re: help with windows activation
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 09:18:25 PM »
Inside DVD box or if it was preinstalled, look for sticker (that genuine holographic sticker) somewhere on computer.
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Re: help with windows activation
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008, 07:49:39 AM »
my pc automatically updated to winxp sp3

now its looking for a product key but when i click activate windows, nothing happens!

what can i do?
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Re: help with windows activation
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008, 03:37:36 PM »
I thought the XP SP3 update didn't require the product key, I'm sure MS was making a big deal about it not needing a key.
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Re: help with windows activation
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008, 04:18:09 PM »
XP SP3 does NOT require a registration key if you have a legit Windows installation.
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Re: help with windows activation
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2008, 05:15:59 PM »
in my notification are said "29 days before activation"!!!!

plsss help me !!!

my previous product key is invalid !!!

now i don't know what to do!!!
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Re: help with windows activation
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2008, 06:15:16 PM »
If your previous key is invalid (I guess there is a registration key check as an undocumented part of the SP3 update, sneaky), then the only thing is to contact MS and see how you can get a valid key.

Assuming you have a legit copy and just the key is found as invalid, it isn't long ago that windows update flagged a number of legit keys as invalid, caused a bit of a stink in the media. Again the only way to resolve it is to contact MS.
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Re: help with windows activation
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2008, 07:21:42 AM »
thanks david!

i will reintalls my windowsXP sp2 again and i will never update again my sp2 to sp3!!!

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Re: help with windows activation
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2008, 11:43:23 AM »
thanks david!

i will reintalls my windowsXP sp2 again and i will never update again my sp2 to sp3!!!

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Re: help with windows activation
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2008, 02:44:09 PM »
Someone has pointed out that this migh well have something to do with your problem.

O20 - Winlogon Notify: Antiwpa - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\antiwpa.dll

The antiwpa.dll is a crack to avoid windows product activation, so it looks like your copy of windows isn't legit and you should take this up with wherever you got it from. So it looks like the crack has been cracked and that is why the product activation alerts are appearing.

See http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/antiwpa.dll-21379.html and http://dll-repair-tools.com/dll-files/cracking-the-window%E2%80%99s-copy-protection-by-antiwpadll
Some also report that the crack might well come with an unwelcome gift, http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/614049-norton-reports-hacktool-virus-antiwpa.html or simply be being reported as a hacktool because it is a product activation crack.
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