Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated. I attempted to re-install the OS and activation failed with a message that the disk had been activated too many times and the number was no longer valid.
Admittedly XP has been always my "experimental" OS and I had used it many times. The problem that we are having with my friends XP "re=install" is somewhat different in that it has only been used (installed) two times before.
No further development will take place on these products and security updates are no longer issued.
It is highly recommended that you upgrade to Windows 10, 8, or 7.
When my friend's Compaq computer became so corrupted as to make it unusable, I re-installed Win XP but was then not able to activate it either over the internet or by using the "telephone" method.
The XP installation disk had been purchased and used to initially install Windows XP several years ago when it had been purchased to replace the Windows Vista OS that originally came with his computer and used again a couple of years later for a "re-install" when he was again having problems.Given the problem that I am also having with the "validation" problem when trying to update Windows on my own computer, this is sounding more and more like Microsoft is making it difficult for XP users in order to "push" them into purchasing Windows 7. Did you delete all partitions, create one or more new ones, then format? In both cases, just as I have always done in the past, I do a "clean" install from "scratch" using the existing partition and reformat that partition as part of the installation process.Are you using different product keys for both installations? The XP installation disk which I use for the installs on my Dell Dimension 4700 originally came from Dell with the purchase of a new Dimension 8400 and is fully "legal" with the "key code".The below guide has been tested on MS Windows XP Professional and is based on Windows' default wireless configuration tool (Wireless Zero Configuration).Screenshots are taken from Professional version thus may slightly differ from other versions (e.g.Windows 95/98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista are no longer supported by the Help Desk. If we are unable to resolve your Windows 9x/2000/XP/Vista issue, you may be able to find help in Microsoft's Knowledge Base.These products are no longer actively supported by Microsoft.This method doesn’t requires you to do a Reinstall or download risky softwares or cracks. First we will de-activate windows and then change the product key. Follow these steps to manually add a wireless network on Windows XP and Vista computers.Manually add a wireless network on a Windows Vista computer: Gear Head Support is a technical support service for NETGEAR devices and all other connected devices in your home.