Windows Thread, windows xp activation in Technical; Got a machine with an OEM license that Ive just had to do a reinstall and its looking to be ...
12th November 2008, 10:30 AM #1
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?
12th November 2008, 10:37 AM #2
- Rep Power
Just activated a PC, 5 mins ago.
Thanks to stitch from:
RabbieBurns (12th November 2008)
12th November 2008, 10:38 AM #3
HMM. Thanks. I will keep trying.
12th November 2008, 10:40 AM #4
Is it defintely able to connect to the internet? You haven't got a missing driver somewhere along the line have?
12th November 2008, 10:45 AM #5
Im posting from it right now
12th November 2008, 10:46 AM #6
Yeah I have this problem in schools.
Wonder what port the activation runs on, perhaps it is blocked by firewall?
12th November 2008, 10:50 AM #7
Ive never had a problem before. Its set for unfiltered unrestricted access to the internet just now.
12th November 2008, 10:56 AM #8
Just activated by phone and it worked fine.
12th November 2008, 11:03 AM #9
The activation process has always been a bit flaky to me. PITA.
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