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WIN XP PRO ALREADY ACTIVATED


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jmbrightman

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licensed copy of XP, Dell preload...all of a sudden it is in a loop prior to login. message appears - your copy of windows needs to be activated - do you want to activate now? click yes, message Your copy of windows is already activated appears. I am only onsite at teh customer one day a month, so I don't know what may have been installed or downloaded since my last visit. I suppose there is a possibility of some file corruption. Think I can avoid a reload?
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Reboot to Safe Mode

Start/Run
Type
regsvr32.exe regwizc.dll
hit ENTER
Type
regsvr32.exe licdll.dll
hit ENTER
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this one is coming in handy today...wonder if their is a new malware product messing with activation?
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I am onsite to address the issue tomorrow morning. I will let you know.
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Reboot to Safe Mode

Start/Run
Type
regsvr32.exe regwizc.dll
hit ENTER
Type
regsvr32.exe licdll.dll
hit ENTER

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that did nothing at all. WPA Events registry hack also did nothing. moving on to XP Repair install.
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yeah, doesn't always work.

The repair install is the better option anyway. The other option is the one used by corporate customers to "change the cdkey", and then reinstalling the original key again, which was my next suggestion, but for people who can competently run a repair, it's just as easy.
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after repair, ran XP SP2 and lost all USB support. computer is an Optiplex GX 280 small desktop w/ no PS2 connections, so no keyboard or mouse...turned itself into a doorstop. I wound up doing a clean install.
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