XP Home Activation problems
Posted on 2010-01-09
I am trying to fix a computer ruined by viruses. It runs on WinXP Home (genuine and activated for over 2 years). Formatting and fresh installation is not an option as per my client's instructions.
System was logging off as soon as anyone tried to log on, due to an unknown activation issue. Managed to use sysprep and restart the counter so I can now safely log on witn 30 days left. I have also removed all the trojans and viruses by connnecting the hdd to another computer.
The problem is:
msoobe.exe /A - this should trigger the activation process and show a nice window with the activation code, right?
Well it does not, the process is visible in task manager, but does not appear on the screen. Almost as if you didn't try to activate it at all.
How do I fix that?