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    Hello! I have installed XP on an old Acer laptop with a genuine key. When I got to the logon screen it says I need to activate windows to logon. So I did it and it told me activation was successful. After I clicked finish, I clicked on my user account and it tells me windows is not activated yet I have done it many times over the net and phone. What's wrong? Thanks!

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    Maybe that's your problem " I have done this many times " How many different systems have you used the key code on ?

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    Was it a retail key or a OEM key?? Retail key should work but not the OEM key.

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    A retail key will not keep working if he keeps using it on different systems over and over again.

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    Discard this reply.

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    It's a key from the bottom of the Acer laptop. So I assume this is my problem? How can I fix it?

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    That key is tied to the OEM software that came with the computer and not with another copy of windows...

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    Do you have the software disc that came with the laptop as you may have to reinstall it and then use that key or possibly calling Microsoft and speaking with them.

    They may give you a hassel just tell them you had to reformat due to a virus and they usually will let it slide

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