Thursday, April 7, 2011

Windows XP Activation Issues


  • XP Activation does not give a product code to activate with
  • After repair install XP will not allow you to activate
  • 3 day counter runs out after changing out hardware
  • After a successful activation system will give an activation window again after reboot.
  • Instantly requires activation
(This solution was pulled from

1. Turn On your PC

2. Press F8 repeatedly and go to Safe Mode - Command Prompt Only
    (If you need to get into actual safe mode just simply type exit, launch task manager, launch explorer.exe)

3. Log in as per normal

4. Allow the Desktop to fully load

5. Click on Start - Run

6. Type in exactly: rundll32.exe syssetup,SetupOobeBnk (and click OK)
(note: one space, after "rundll32.exe " also the Oo are two letter o's in "oobe"; capitals and comma are important)

7. Wait a couple of seconds (although you will Not see any change)

8. Restart your PC normally (Start - Shutdown - Restart - Ok)

9. You are now able to go to Normal Mode again 

If this solution helped you or fixed your issue please comment

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