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Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by FiveIron, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. FiveIron

    FiveIron Member

    Nov 18, 2005
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    i installed windows xp media center edition 2005 on my other computer, and it wasn't used for a while. i forgot about the activation, so the time expired and now the computer is locked. it will not start up, it asks for immediate activation with microsoft; by internet or phone. I tried going into the bios and setting the date back; didnt work. i also tried running in safe mode and then running system restore; also didnt work. i was wondering if anyone could help me out. i really dont want to have to reformat again.
  2. SypherTek

    SypherTek Guest

    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 28, 2006
  3. johnodd4

    johnodd4 Guest

    try safe mode boot it will boot right into the os without the stupid product activation thingy popping up
  4. SypherTek

    SypherTek Guest

    you cant go on using safe mode forever though. for a start none of the media center extensions work, you cant change the screen resolution to an acceptable level and its a pain havin to keep pressing f8 every time you want to use your computer.

    ive got what you need to sort it out so you can use your comp normally without having to reinstall or keep using safe mode. pm me with your email addy and ill send you what you need

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