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This copy of Windows must be activated before you can logon. Would you like to activate Windows now?

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This copy of Windows must be activated before you can logon. Would you like to activate Windows now?

The system then hangs.

Fix:

  • Tap f8 at Windows boot and select safe mode with command prompt
  • After logging on type explorer in command prompt to get windows explorer shell
  • Create a new folder on desktop, name it anything you want.
  • Go to My Computer
  • Place Windows XP disc in the drive
  • Navigate to the Disc drive and explore it.
  • There is folder called “Support”
  • Inside Support is a folder called “Tools”
  • Inside Tools is a “Deploy.cab" file
  • Double- click Deploy
  • Highlight all of the icons
  • Right click on any of them and hit extract
  • Extract them to the folder you created on the desktop
  • Now navigate to the folder you created.
  • Inside you will see those files now extracted
  • Double-click factor.
  • Now double click Sysprep
  • Choose factory and restart
  •  You can now logon successfully, but you will need to re activare Windows