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:whistling: I have been having problems with my dell system i want to wipe my hard drive clean but this has to be done in safe mode so i can reinstall my windows xp home edition as i am locked out and cannot do anything i need some help please thank you
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If you can't activate over the internet then you will
have to do it by phone. Start the activation wizard -
Start/All Programs/Accessories/System tools/Activate
Windows. Follow the wizard through to activate by phone -
this is a free phone number. The first thing that will
happen is the wizard will generate an activation number.
What you need to do is dial the free phone number (the
wizard application will ask what country you are in and
then supply you with the relevant telephone number). When
you get through to the activation centre you will need to
tell them the activation number xp generated - hence you
need to be in front of your pc at the time of calling.
Next the activation centre will give you another code
number which you need to type into the space provided in
the activation wizard. Once you have typed in this code
and press the relevant buttons your copy of xp should
activate.
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thanks for the quick reply
i did try phoning microsoft and reregister with them but got told i didn't have the right id code and the customer advistor was really rude and hung up on me. i did get help from someone who i think put another version of windows xp in to my computer and so have two versions of windows xp so i want to wipe my harddrive and reinstall my oringinal version that came installed in my computer so that the id is correct but this has to done in safe mode as i have no access to my computer otherwise then i can reregister on the net i hope thank you
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See if this helps

1. Click Start, and then click Run.

2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

3. In the left pane, locate and then click the following registry key:

To locate the key, click the + next to each of these until you see WPAEvents and left click it

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents

4. In the right pane, right-click OOBETimer, and then click Modify.

5. Change at least one digit of this value to deactivate Windows.

6. Click Start, and then click Run.

7. In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK.

%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a

8. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows, and then click Next.

9. Click Change Product key.

10. Enter your product key into the boxes

If you are returned to the previous window, click Remind me later, and then restart the computer.

11. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to verify that Windows is activated. You receive the following message:

Windows is already activated. Click OK to exit.

12. Click OK.
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thanks for the quick reply
i did try phoning microsoft and reregister with them but got told i didn't have the right id code and the customer advistor was really rude and hung up on me. i did get help from someone who i think put another version of windows xp in to my computer and so have two versions of windows xp so i want to wipe my harddrive and reinstall my oringinal version that came installed in my computer so that the id is correct but this has to done in safe mode as i have no access to my computer otherwise then i can reregister on the net i hope thank you


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thanks for the quick reply
i did try phoning microsoft and reregister with them but got told i didn't have the right id code and the customer advistor was really rude and hung up on me. i did get help from someone who i think put another version of windows xp in to my computer and so have two versions of windows xp so i want to wipe my harddrive and reinstall my oringinal version that came installed in my computer so that the id is correct but this has to done in safe mode as i have no access to my computer otherwise then i can reregister on the net i hope thank you


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:whistling:

See if this helps

1. Click Start, and then click Run.

2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

3. In the left pane, locate and then click the following registry key:

To locate the key, click the + next to each of these until you see WPAEvents and left click it

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents

4. In the right pane, right-click OOBETimer, and then click Modify.

5. Change at least one digit of this value to deactivate Windows.

6. Click Start, and then click Run.

7. In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK.

%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a

8. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows, and then click Next.

9. Click Change Product key.

10. Enter your product key into the boxes

If you are returned to the previous window, click Remind me later, and then restart the computer.

11. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to verify that Windows is activated. You receive the following message:

Windows is already activated. Click OK to exit.

12. Click OK.


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:whistling: thanks for the help keith
I tried your idea that seemed to work up to line 7 and then i got an error message that read c:\windows\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe/a make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again to search for a file click start button and then click search then i tried to start windows but still could not log on as it still wants to activate windows first any other ideas please answer as soon as possible thank again
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Paste this in to run and press enter

%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a
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