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Old 05-26-03, 11:24 AM
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windows xp activation question...

how can i find out if my system is activated? the little key icon has disappeared but i want to be sure that i have a registered copy of xp installed on the pc before i give it to my parents. the last thing i want is for the computer to lock up on them 30 days from now because i entered the wrong key code. this isn't a theft question...it's just that i have several copies of xp pro (from the $40 microsoft deal last year) and i don't remember which key code i used on which machines.
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Old 05-26-03, 11:57 AM
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wouldn't it show the registration under the "system" area on the control panel?

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Old 05-26-03, 01:17 PM
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Try and activate it, if it is activated it will say it is already activated.
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Old 05-26-03, 02:00 PM
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where do i go to try and activate it?
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Old 05-26-03, 05:11 PM
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The easiest way to see if Windows is activated is:

Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then Activate Windows.

If Windows is already activated, it will say so. If not, this is where you can activate it.

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Old 05-26-03, 07:03 PM
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thanks...it says it's activated. but i still think it's quite odd considering i never actually ran the activation. as long as it won't change its mind on me later on i guess i'm ok.
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