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Activation Problems Solved in Seconds

For many years, software has been protected against unlawful copying by the use of serial numbers. More recently, as serial numbers became easier to bypass, companies had to find new ways to protect their products Microsofts solution was to introduce product activation for Windows. This means that as well as supplying a valid serial number, in order to be able to use Windows XP and later, you need to be able to prove that your copy of Windows is genuine, and not a pirated copy. While product activation generally runs smoothly, problems can arise when the time comes to reinstall Windows or when important pieces of hardware are replaced. In this article, well reveal how to avoid and overcome many of the problems which can crop up.

Category: Troubleshooting
Issue: 2009 Issue 6 September/October
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Article Reference: A5

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