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    windows xp activation

    Got a machine with an OEM license that Ive just had to do a reinstall and its looking to be activated. But it cant connect to the activation servers.

    Has MS turned off the activation servers?

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    Just activated a PC, 5 mins ago.

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    HMM. Thanks. I will keep trying.

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    Is it defintely able to connect to the internet? You haven't got a missing driver somewhere along the line have?

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    Yeah I have this problem in schools.
    Wonder what port the activation runs on, perhaps it is blocked by firewall?

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    Ive never had a problem before. Its set for unfiltered unrestricted access to the internet just now.

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    Just activated by phone and it worked fine.

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    The activation process has always been a bit flaky to me. PITA.

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