What causes Windows XP to demand activation immediately with fresh install?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by RJARRRPCGP, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. RJARRRPCGP

    RJARRRPCGP MDL Member

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    When XP refuses to give a grace period and instead claims I must activate before I can use Windows, when trying to log in?

    I encountered this problem before, but have long dumped that product key.

    If the product key was the wrong type, then why did the Windows installer even accept it in the first place?
     
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  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    the key is still a windows xp key but it will be blacklisted.