Asking for activation code 3 years on

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Hope this is the relevant group!

Switched on my desktop yesterday and a message appeared asking me to
register/activate my copy of XP Home...? I followed the instructions which
led to options: 1 activate over net? - 2 activate over phone? - 3 log off
(the PC is 3 years old and as far as I can remember this has all been done)
The last mod I did was install Nero 6 for my new ext dvd burner.

What should I do (may seem like a daft question) as I have no net connection
should I try the telephone method - will someone [Microsoft] give me an
activation code?

TIA

Neil
 
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Hi,

Use the phone option, they should reactivate for you. Did the Nero software
create a virtual drive? If so, that may be why the prompt appeared.

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Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Neil Jones" <Neil.Jones@acornprintuk.com> wrote in message
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> Hope this is the relevant group!
>
> Switched on my desktop yesterday and a message appeared asking me to
> register/activate my copy of XP Home...? I followed the instructions which
> led to options: 1 activate over net? - 2 activate over phone? - 3 log off
> (the PC is 3 years old and as far as I can remember this has all been
> done)
> The last mod I did was install Nero 6 for my new ext dvd burner.
>
> What should I do (may seem like a daft question) as I have no net
> connection
> should I try the telephone method - will someone [Microsoft] give me an
> activation code?
>
> TIA
>
> Neil
>
 

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In article <BF4B15DD.44EA4%Neil.Jones@acornprintuk.com>,
Neil.Jones@acornprintuk.com, Neil Jones says...

> Hope this is the relevant group!
>
> Switched on my desktop yesterday and a message appeared asking me to
> register/activate my copy of XP Home...? I followed the instructions which
> led to options: 1 activate over net? - 2 activate over phone? - 3 log off
> (the PC is 3 years old and as far as I can remember this has all been done)
> The last mod I did was install Nero 6 for my new ext dvd burner.
>
> What should I do (may seem like a daft question) as I have no net connection
> should I try the telephone method - will someone [Microsoft] give me an
> activation code?
>
> TIA
>
> Neil
>
>

Silly question but did your clock/date somehow reset? Had an issue like
that once and it de-activated certain softwares of mine....set the clock
back right because of a bad motherboard battery and all was well
again....
 
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I was testing the latest version of Nero a couple of weeks back. Sure
enough, after installing and rebooting, I also was asked to validate my
system. This was on a system that has had no hardware changes in over 11
months.

Needless to say, I reloaded a Ghost image that I had created prior to
installing Nero - one which included Roxio Easy Media Creator.

I guess I won't be touching Nero again! (-:

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"If you knew as much as you thought you know,
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"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Use the phone option, they should reactivate for you. Did the Nero
> software create a virtual drive? If so, that may be why the prompt
> appeared.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Neil Jones" <Neil.Jones@acornprintuk.com> wrote in message
> news:BF4B15DD.44EA4%Neil.Jones@acornprintuk.com...
>> Hope this is the relevant group!
>>
>> Switched on my desktop yesterday and a message appeared asking me to
>> register/activate my copy of XP Home...? I followed the instructions
>> which
>> led to options: 1 activate over net? - 2 activate over phone? - 3 log off
>> (the PC is 3 years old and as far as I can remember this has all been
>> done)
>> The last mod I did was install Nero 6 for my new ext dvd burner.
>>
>> What should I do (may seem like a daft question) as I have no net
>> connection
>> should I try the telephone method - will someone [Microsoft] give me an
>> activation code?
>>
>> TIA
>>
>> Neil
>>
>
>
 
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Rick "Nutcase" Rogers wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Use the phone option, they should reactivate for you. Did the Nero
> software create a virtual drive? If so, that may be why the prompt
> appeared.

I see no reason that it should, unless this is just another FLAW in
activation.

>
>
> "Neil Jones" <Neil.Jones@acornprintuk.com> wrote in message
> news:BF4B15DD.44EA4%Neil.Jones@acornprintuk.com...
>> Hope this is the relevant group!
>>
>> Switched on my desktop yesterday and a message appeared asking me to
>> register/activate my copy of XP Home...? I followed the instructions
>> which led to options: 1 activate over net? - 2 activate over phone?
>> - 3 log off (the PC is 3 years old and as far as I can remember this
>> has all been done)
>> The last mod I did was install Nero 6 for my new ext dvd burner.
>>
>> What should I do (may seem like a daft question) as I have no net
>> connection
>> should I try the telephone method - will someone [Microsoft] give me
>> an activation code?
>>
>> TIA
>>
>> Neil



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Richard Urban [MVP] wrote:
> I was testing the latest version of Nero a couple of weeks back. Sure
> enough, after installing and rebooting, I also was asked to validate
> my system. This was on a system that has had no hardware changes in
> over 11 months.
>
> Needless to say, I reloaded a Ghost image that I had created prior to
> installing Nero - one which included Roxio Easy Media Creator.
>
> I guess I won't be touching Nero again! (-:

LOL! You would not have had a problem at all, with an OS with no PA.

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On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 07:13:25 -0400, "Richard Urban [MVP]"
<richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:

>I was testing the latest version of Nero a couple of weeks back. Sure
>enough, after installing and rebooting, I also was asked to validate my
>system. This was on a system that has had no hardware changes in over 11
>months.
>
>Needless to say, I reloaded a Ghost image that I had created prior to
>installing Nero - one which included Roxio Easy Media Creator.
>
>I guess I won't be touching Nero again! (-:


Why would Nero software do that? I just thought xp would only detect
hardware changes not software changes.




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I have successfully installed Nero Ultra 6.6 and Roxio Easy Media Creator
7.5 without issues with the Activation.


"Richard Urban [MVP]" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:O2A5Bs4tFHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>I was testing the latest version of Nero a couple of weeks back. Sure
>enough, after installing and rebooting, I also was asked to validate my
>system. This was on a system that has had no hardware changes in over 11
>months.
>
> Needless to say, I reloaded a Ghost image that I had created prior to
> installing Nero - one which included Roxio Easy Media Creator.
>
> I guess I won't be touching Nero again! (-:
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> Quote from: George Ankner
> "If you knew as much as you thought you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:O9g2IT4tFHA.2568@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Use the phone option, they should reactivate for you. Did the Nero
>> software create a virtual drive? If so, that may be why the prompt
>> appeared.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "Neil Jones" <Neil.Jones@acornprintuk.com> wrote in message
>> news:BF4B15DD.44EA4%Neil.Jones@acornprintuk.com...
>>> Hope this is the relevant group!
>>>
>>> Switched on my desktop yesterday and a message appeared asking me to
>>> register/activate my copy of XP Home...? I followed the instructions
>>> which
>>> led to options: 1 activate over net? - 2 activate over phone? - 3 log
>>> off
>>> (the PC is 3 years old and as far as I can remember this has all been
>>> done)
>>> The last mod I did was install Nero 6 for my new ext dvd burner.
>>>
>>> What should I do (may seem like a daft question) as I have no net
>>> connection
>>> should I try the telephone method - will someone [Microsoft] give me an
>>> activation code?
>>>
>>> TIA
>>>
>>> Neil
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
 
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On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 07:13:25 -0400, "Richard Urban [MVP]"
<richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Needless to say, I reloaded a Ghost image that I had created prior to
>installing Nero - one which included Roxio Easy Media Creator.

Always a good idea when doing a big install. I must try it sometime.
:)

>I guess I won't be touching Nero again! (-:

Yeah, I did a backup and put CD-sized fines on my USB drive. Nero
makes me jump through a bunch of hoops to get the files to CD! Next
time I'll do the whole backup right to CDsin the first place.
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Hi kurt,

Or a flaw in Nero. Actually, my thinking was that an additional virtual
drive is treated like hardware (by design), so if there were enough
cumulative changes it might trigger reactivation. I haven't messed with
Nero6 yet, so can't relate any first hand experience. Not that it's right,
but reactivating should only be a minor issue anyways.

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Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
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> Rick "Nutcase" Rogers wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Use the phone option, they should reactivate for you. Did the Nero
>> software create a virtual drive? If so, that may be why the prompt
>> appeared.
>
> I see no reason that it should, unless this is just another FLAW in
> activation.
>
>>
>>
>> "Neil Jones" <Neil.Jones@acornprintuk.com> wrote in message
>> news:BF4B15DD.44EA4%Neil.Jones@acornprintuk.com...
>>> Hope this is the relevant group!
>>>
>>> Switched on my desktop yesterday and a message appeared asking me to
>>> register/activate my copy of XP Home...? I followed the instructions
>>> which led to options: 1 activate over net? - 2 activate over phone?
>>> - 3 log off (the PC is 3 years old and as far as I can remember this
>>> has all been done)
>>> The last mod I did was install Nero 6 for my new ext dvd burner.
>>>
>>> What should I do (may seem like a daft question) as I have no net
>>> connection
>>> should I try the telephone method - will someone [Microsoft] give me
>>> an activation code?
>>>
>>> TIA
>>>
>>> Neil
>
>
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
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Rick "Nutcase" Rogers wrote:
> Hi kurt,
>
> Or a flaw in Nero.

I would seriously doubt it. Nero installs don't touch PA files, so it
would almost have to be the PA code that has a problem.

> Actually, my thinking was that an additional
> virtual drive is treated like hardware (by design), so if there were
> enough cumulative changes it might trigger reactivation. I haven't
> messed with Nero6 yet, so can't relate any first hand experience. Not
> that it's right, but reactivating should only be a minor issue
> anyways.

A PITA, and an unnecessary one at that.

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Bet ya' $AUD 20.00 it's Windows PA and not Nero.... Let's arse-ume your
right Mr. Nutcase, it is Nero, why would that be a flaw in Nero? And not the
Genius who thought of PA?

- Winux P

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Hi kurt,
>
> Or a flaw in Nero. Actually, my thinking was that an additional virtual
> drive is treated like hardware (by design) [<---------- That would be very
> stupid of Windows, don't you think?], so if there were enough cumulative
> changes it might trigger reactivation [<------- Crikey!]. I haven't messed
> with Nero6 yet, so can't relate any first hand experience. Not that it's
> right, but reactivating should only be a minor issue anyways [<-----------
> Except your asked why you're activating this copy of WinXP again, like
> it's their business, especially in this situation. Maybe Ahead software
> will do it for you!, cause it may be their flawhorhorhorhahahahBWHAAAAA]
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
> news:uLv4LN5tFHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Rick "Nutcase" Rogers wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Use the phone option, they should reactivate for you. Did the Nero
>>> software create a virtual drive? If so, that may be why the prompt
>>> appeared.
>>
>> I see no reason that it should, unless this is just another FLAW in
>> activation.
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Neil Jones" <Neil.Jones@acornprintuk.com> wrote in message
>>> news:BF4B15DD.44EA4%Neil.Jones@acornprintuk.com...
>>>> Hope this is the relevant group!
>>>>
>>>> Switched on my desktop yesterday and a message appeared asking me to
>>>> register/activate my copy of XP Home...? I followed the instructions
>>>> which led to options: 1 activate over net? - 2 activate over phone?
>>>> - 3 log off (the PC is 3 years old and as far as I can remember this
>>>> has all been done)
>>>> The last mod I did was install Nero 6 for my new ext dvd burner.
>>>>
>>>> What should I do (may seem like a daft question) as I have no net
>>>> connection
>>>> should I try the telephone method - will someone [Microsoft] give me
>>>> an activation code?
>>>>
>>>> TIA
>>>>
>>>> Neil
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Peace!
>> Kurt
>> Self-anointed Moderator
>> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
>> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
>> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
>> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>>
>
>
 

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