ARRRGH! (Windows XP & Vista activation)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by wrldwzrd89, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I'll admit it, I screwed up. I locked myself out of my own Windows installations. :eek: Suffice to say, I had to reinstall BOTH Windows XP and Vista, and activate them again. They activated, but not without going through needless hoops over the phone with Microsoft. Windows XP was particularly troublesome, as I changed the VM settings in Parallels to use 2 processors instead of 1... apparently that irked the activation scheme. ARRRGH! Why does activation have to be such a pain?

    At least I learned not to deactivate the Administrator account when logged in as the Administrator account. D'oh!
  2. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

    Dec 21, 2008
    sounds more like a "learning experiance" than an issue with activation, but in the end your request was granted.


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