If you miss something a tiny step the result may be another. Time for me to run through a few reboots and see if the key icon reappears. Support thing key is similarly not mandatory as keys are of now packed with the institution of a variant. You just can't ask for their help. If yes, will it be possible to get the activation done by phone which I believe was once an option or in some other way, rather than doing it online? We have some specialized machinery that runs off of Windows Xp. I can't get windows 7 or 8 as the programs I want to run won't work and I don't even know if windows 7 or 8 would work well on my mac.
If this hack ever worked which I doubt , it must have been patched in Service Pack 1. For time being Acronis support has not been able to help me. I'll see what happens in 28 days to seal the deal. Behold Section 1, Paragraph 2: Mandatory Activation. What I did was to set that registry key see my post to read-only, that way I denied Windows to lock me again.
This might sound a naive question, but since Microsoft itself is still directing people to its phone support contractors via its own web site, does anyone know how I could contact Microsoft to ask how else to perform the activation? I grabbed myself by the hoo-hoos and deleted the original, pre-denial line. I am resigned to the idea that I need an older version of Windows i. If not working then just try again, maybe you have missed something on the way. However, there were various differences in the details all along the way. Beyond them 2 complaints it's not bad.
Note: for some reasons keeps locking itself every 30-60 seconds so you won't be able to see the Desktop nor the task bar. Wait for the 30 days to be over and see if it works? Acronis says that it is supported basic features. I deleted everything and I was left with a line of 0000. Edit: It is way beyond its end-of-life so I would stay away from it too. Microsoft still has this up online, but a lot of posters with Vista which is now also unsupported state that the outsourced support contractors are referring them back to this Community when they contact them for phone activation. I use Win 7 - 10 64bit on a newer machine for everything else, and Office Pro etc.
The black edition is the newest version among the rest of the versions. Thanks for taking the trouble to reply again. But the vendor has stopped all support for the operating system anyway, so they are completely on their own. So, I called up a buddy at Microsoft finally yesterday, and he told me Microsoft is well aware of this snag and has been for a decade. The Product is licensed, not sold. However, if all you want is to activate, do it by phone.
The support sent me some system gathering utility registers, settings. It installed and worked fine. Maybe to buy another win 7 licence and then ask for downgrade, but without installation or re installation. I should have looked harder and found it myself. More details on the may be found. Recently his computer start dying. Is this service still offered by the company? So, I spent the last 3 days trying to fix this problem and nothing worked.
While imputing the new value, it started generated numbers that I could not delete. This item launches several variations. That is ridiculous as we have nothing to do with saying yay or nay to activation that is part of their job as we don't work for Microsoft. When I look at the registry key, it is as you suggested and permissions as you suggested. I think why a few people got away with it is because they were accessing the registry stuff etc for the first time. Personally, I hate seeing stories like this.
If not against the rules i will post a link to it, but want to make sure its ok. I did my best to document what I've done with the hope that some people in the same situation might find it helpful. This is so that I can run old software which I know will not work on Windows 10. I click the username and get the same message, same thing again. The machine is not networked for good reason , so we can't activate over the internet even if Microsoft Activation Servers are still running for Xp? Checkout the Users are encouraged to contribute to and grow our Wiki. No matter in which situation you are just press the Yes button, like you are willing to activate your copy of Windows.
I would love to buy a brand new copy but of course it is far too old. If you are novice then start with Ubuntu Linux. As for me, I'm just old! No, I'm afraid not, All I have is norton ghost image with boot floppy disk. However it won't let me activate it and now it says I need to activate it in 2 days to keep using it. At least, that has been the accepted policy during all of my audits. Linux is free and believe me, it's faster, need fewer resources, and all the software you need it's usually also free.