Windows Activation Non-Exsistant

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Sveetly, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Sveetly macrumors member


    Mar 12, 2008
    Sorry, folks, this is the best place I could find for this. I don't really know any good Windows forums, and since this is Windows XP Pro running on a Mac Pro this page seemed appropriate enough . . .

    Anyway, Windows decides to fail and corrupt for no reason every six months on my Mac Pro (system info in the signature.) This time, when I reformatted and reinstalled Windows, the "Activate Windows" application never opened. According to Microsoft, it should be located in Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Activate Windows. It is not there for me.

    I've done this many times before, and my only real question is: where is the executable for the "Activate Windows" application located? All I need to do is open it, and I should be good from there.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. costabunny macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK
    if memory serves you can trigger it by opening a cli and typing %systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a

    (I think) ......

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