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I just logged on my computer, running a GENUINE version of Windows XP x64 SP2.. I got this message saying "6days left to activate your windows" or something like that. I tried re-entering my key, but no luck..
If you have looked at my threads before you will know im a total XP lover and I dislike 7 very much, but its either Vista or 7 for me now, I think im going to go with 7 x64.

Lets hope this crad works.
I will get a XP theme for 7 and make it as much like XP as possible.

I will check this thread once im on Win 7 x64. Which will take about 1hour because my drivers and so on..
Edited by jdcrispe95 - 1/9/11 at 11:47am
    
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im on Windows 7 x64 now and Catalyst Control Centre wont open. what aload of BS.
    
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Calm down, 7 isn't all that bad. CCC not opening is probably just a driver issue, try re-installing the VGA driver. Anyway, what is the message saying when your try to activate XP?
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you can call microsoft to activate your xp. First disconnect your computer from the internet and click activate, there will be a phone # listed. Just give them a call waiting wasnt bad as the last i tried activate my windows. Good luck
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Calm down, 7 isn't all that bad. CCC not opening is probably just a driver issue, try re-installing the VGA driver. Anyway, what is the message saying when your try to activate XP?
XP has been reformatted, it just said its time to activate my windows and I have 6days left, I take it my key doesnt work anymore, even though ive only used it once and that was on this machine.
Ive tried reinstalling my VGA Driver twice, still no luck. I cant live with 1280x1024, I need 1680x1050.
    
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you can call microsoft to activate your xp. First disconnect your computer from the internet and click activate, there will be a phone # listed. Just give them a call waiting wasnt bad as the last i tried activate my windows. Good luck
hot dp, makes me want to listen to you , but theres no way in hell im going to call microsoft they cost way to much.
    
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XP has been reformatted, it just said its time to activate my windows and I have 6days left, I take it my key doesnt work anymore, even though ive only used it once and that was on this machine.
Ive tried reinstalling my VGA Driver twice, still no luck. I cant live with 1280x1024, I need 1680x1050
Regarding the CCC issue, I can't help you any further because I am not familiar with ATI drivers or cards. Have you upgraded any hardware recently in your comp? If you have that will be the problem. Either way, you'll have to call Microsoft to manually get your key activated. Its usually automated and takes no longer than 5 mins.

EDIT: The call doesn't cost anything as it is an 0800 no.
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Are you installing the correct driver package? Did you let windows install the drivers for you? Have you used driver sweeper between installs (of CCC) to be sure the new install is clean?
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hot dp, makes me want to listen to you , but theres no way in hell im going to call microsoft they cost way to much.
It costs nothing to activate your OS this way.
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hot dp, makes me want to listen to you , but theres no way in hell im going to call microsoft they cost way to much.
haha i thought u live in the US lol, looks like you are out of luck it will cost u alot more for making a call from london than get a new copy of xp lol
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