Hopefully this will help someone else too. You still own that license and can legally use it as long as you please. Hi all, I am also running into the same problem of virtualizing using VirtualBox in Ubuntu 8. I typed in how to install and your site came up—thank goodness! If I click yes I get a message that the computer is already activated. I proceeded to install drivers and so far the installation is working fine. If not, I expected it would at least generate an error when I entered it.
Windows has always been a piece of you-know-what. I swear, I will never buy another copy of Windows as long as I live. Please proceed to the Windows Key Finder method. Then I got stuck at the Windows Activation panel. This guy takes a while to check my key. I was trying to reinstall windows on a newly acquired Samsung N130 no internal optical drive from a bootable usb stick and it would not activate, giving blanks where the activation id was supposed to be. Every one of them turned out to be annoying.
I came out tried the same scenario s as he had tried. About to loose my computer. Let's say I have a product key that I want to retrieve, and that I don't have any physical paper copies, or that I haven't written it down somewhere. Let me know if I missed any. I use virtual box and run winxp because I have an old version of Paint Shop Pro that won't work on anything past winxp. After about 10 minutes the autoupdate feature kicked in and is installing security updates even though I was blocked from doing it manually.
Instead it only runs after successful user log in. Everything went fine, as usual. Anyway it was long time ago so I don't remember all those small details. If this hack ever worked which I doubt , it must have been patched in Service Pack 1. I click the username and get the same message, same thing again.
On responding Yes to activate Windows, nothing would happen. There was no phone number to call for help, or suggestion of any kind. Excellent blog entry — worked like a charm. Please help, any help will be dearly appreciated! It fails and prompts me to call and activate over the phone. It typically will error and tell you the product key is wrong.
I have set the registry but now I still get the Activation window and when I go into it, it says I'm already activated. And that, to me, is the truly shameful part. On 3rd attempt to repair, my own fault. New topic title reflects content and intent of subject ~ Animal I feel like I need to bump this thread. It depends on what you want and how capable you are.
Without the system running, he could not do anything. Type this last command type exactly as what you see here : rundll32. I tried reconnecting it or reseting the modem but the problem was still there. It installed and when it came back to regular mode, no more activation required message. Why do you bother using Windows anyway? I was considering putting the 4850 back in, but I solved the issue by just activating over the phone, which worked for me this time.
Every piece of software I did use on a regular basis I absolutely paid for. There are a few different solutions and a number might need to be tried before success. I had to call on Monday today is Saturday some other department in order to get help. Many of us feel your pain. Many companies came around to the same logic I just described. The only difference is that if doing this with Win7, you can't activate online and must call that phone number they give you at that wizard screen. You are within those 30 days time limit In this situation you are reminded frequently enough that you have only 30 or less days left for activation.