Speaking of activation...

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2018/11/17 01:16:31 (permalink)

Speaking of activation...

I'm using an older XP computer for my DAW (currently too poor to upgrade) and started getting messages "the hardware on the computer has changed significantly. Due to these changes, Windows must be reactivated within 2 days".
 
Anyone know how to get around this? Yeah, I know support for XP has ended, but surely there must be a way to keep using it.

Greg 
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    Leadfoot
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    Re: Speaking of activation... 2018/11/17 01:36:31 (permalink)
    Do you have a serial? You should be able to click on the window when it pops up, and it will give you different options for activation. I always call the automated line, read off my serial#, then they give me an activation code. I've done it this way for XP and Windows 7. As long as you have a serial #, you should be able to get it activated.
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    Re: Speaking of activation... 2018/11/17 02:49:34 (permalink)
    Yep, the automated line should work just fine.

    DAW: Cakewalk by Bandlab; Sonar Platinum, and others ...  Other: AIR AIEP; Akai VIP; BIAB; Fathom; Ignite; iZotope Iris 2; Miroslav; Notion; Overture; SampleTank 3; SynthMaster; Syntronik; Waves  OS: Win10 Pro x64 1709  System: Homebuilt Asus; i3 3.4Ghz; 8GB DDR3; Intel HD Graphics; Dual Monitors; Samsung EVO 850 SSD, 250GB; PCIe FireWire  Audio: M-Audio FW-410  Controllers: A-300PRO; Alesis VX49; CME Xkey  Hardware: Roland JV880; JV1080; XP-30; Alesis QS-6; Casio CZ-1000; Fender P-Bass

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    Re: Speaking of activation... 2018/11/17 15:13:02 (permalink)
    Yes, it does give me various options to use. 
    I'll give them a call. 
    My brother built this thing. Hopefully he still has the documentation.
    Somewhere.

    Greg 
    I am selling my MIM Fender Stratocaster HSS, red and black. PM for more details.

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    Re: Speaking of activation... 2018/11/17 19:46:09 (permalink)
    The product key is accessible within the working machine, but you need a way to decrypt it. See the article below.
     
    https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-find-the-windows-xp-product-key-2626106
     
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    Re: Speaking of activation... 2018/11/18 00:37:29 (permalink)
    Thanks, Slart.
    I have the original XP Pro install disk my brother used and the key is written on it.

    Greg 
    I am selling my MIM Fender Stratocaster HSS, red and black. PM for more details.

    Music Creator 2003, MC Pro 24, SONAR Home Studio 6 XL, SONAR  X3e, CbB, Focusrite Saffire, not enough space.
    Everything is better with pie. 

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    http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/gregfields 
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    Re: Speaking of activation... 2018/11/18 01:15:14 (permalink)
    Jeez, I was agonizing over nothing.
    Call the number, enter some numbers in the boxes, click Next.
    Done, despite the OS being unsupported for many years and the horror stories I read about trying to get it activated in the past.

    Greg 
    I am selling my MIM Fender Stratocaster HSS, red and black. PM for more details.

    Music Creator 2003, MC Pro 24, SONAR Home Studio 6 XL, SONAR  X3e, CbB, Focusrite Saffire, not enough space.
    Everything is better with pie. 

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=609446
    http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/gregfields 
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    Re: Speaking of activation... 2018/11/18 02:35:34 (permalink)
    I am still running an install of Win XP as a virtual machine, to give life support to some older applications that will not install or run on modern Windows.  It still takes a license key to activate XP, even when running as a VM.  I keep my old keys handy for that! 

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