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XP continually asks to activate

By garoutte ·
upgraded a Me machine to XP home. It asks to activat, it does and says it's activated. Upon each boot it says it needs activated, I do it says congratulations....over and over again. This is a brand new out of the box xp home program. Any ideas?

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by Choppit In reply to XP continually asks to ac ...

Have you contacted Microsoft?

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not the first!

by husp1 In reply to XP continually asks to ac ...

you are not the first to have problems upgrading ME to XP. I agree with chopit you should contact Microsloth for advice. but don't expect to much! your better bet would have been to buy the full version and format the disc drive before install.

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by house In reply to not the first!

I always see major issues when somebody upgtades from DOS based to NT based operating systems. My first thought is the same as yours. I'd be surprised that this is the only issue that has come up on his machine.

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Upgrade vs clean install

by Bagmaster50 In reply to XP continually asks to ac ...

If you have your Me disk handy, you can do a fresh complete install of XP using a upgrade cd. Boot to the XP cd and run the full setup routine, at a certain point it will ask to verify previous OS by putting Me disk in cd Drive, once done you put the XP upgrade cd back in to continue setup. Make sure you let setup format the drive and do it in ntfs.
Activating the copy of XP can be done by phone or over the internet.

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