i hv windows xp i formatted it nd now its asking for activation key?

i formatted my pc by some comp engineerand now it asks for activation key and i hv 1 day only left pls help.. i have windows xp

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes, your activation code and/or product key should be either on a sticker on your CPU's case or a Certificate Of Authenticity from Microsoft. If you do not possess either, you may have to call Microsoft to manually activate it, assuming your copy of Windows XP is not pirated.

  • 1 decade ago

    the cd key is a unique key, only one computer can use it, to prevent theft of software.

    look on the package, it will have a cd key to enter.

    if you don't have the cd key, then it is a pirated copy, and it will disable itself after 30 days...

    you can purchase a cd key from microsoft, or go to the store and buy a valid copy of win xp.

    no such thing as a free lunch, and it will only get more strict with Windows Vista

  • 1 decade ago

    If you *have* Windows XP you would have the key. If it's a corporate computer the IT department will take care of it, so call them. Else... I'd have to say "too bad, pirate".

  • 1 decade ago

    Type in the activation key. Pretty simple really.

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  • 1 decade ago

    look for the cd key and type it and enter it

  • 1 decade ago

    Send me a private IM and I will give u a key.

  • http://www.hp-at-home.com and click on live chat/talk with a technician

    http://www.microsoft.com

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