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Posted 2018-11-22 11:37 AM
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Karpour - 2018-11-20 8:04 PM

I recently installed XP on an old VAIO Picturebook, but no matter what tricks I tried, I couldnt bypass activation (I installed a legit copy, but the activation servers are down and phone activation also didn't work) :/


Did you buy it used or new?
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Posted 2018-11-22 12:07 PM
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Try manually installing SP3 (slipstream it if necessary) and activating it?
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Posted 2018-11-22 2:41 PM
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It was a license I previously used on an old computer. I do still have an academic license, so maaaaybe that works, but I feel like my other license should work as well, but the activation just doesn't progress which I assume is an activation server issue. I wonder if it's because of my location..
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Posted 2018-11-22 7:33 PM
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Microsoft does enforce its license strictly, I think.
Long live the XP!

Edited by stingraze 2018-11-22 7:34 PM
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Posted 2018-11-22 8:43 PM
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Karpour - 2018-11-22 2:41 PM

It was a license I previously used on an old computer. I do still have an academic license, so maaaaybe that works, but I feel like my other license should work as well, but the activation just doesn't progress which I assume is an activation server issue. I wonder if it's because of my location..


If it is a retail key, it will, if it is a MAK or MSDN key it could have 0 activations left. Have you SP3'd it?
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Posted 2018-11-22 10:22 PM
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Seems I had to call that number and do a phone activation… you know, where the computer reads off then numbers for each group…
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