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can anyone advise a way of activating Windows XP.  Obviously Microsoft does not activate over the phone
 anymore.  i have a client who is a printer.  their platemaker will only work with XP for their software.   their PC died and I need to activate a license again.
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I assume from the above that Internet Activation did not work.

You would need to contact Microsoft Support (not Licensing) and ask their assistance to activate.
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Or use pre-activated volume licenses Windows installation CD.
It's not a 100% right but Microsoft is leaving no choice to people who can't upgrade their system.
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Call Microsoft and they will guide you through the activation process (same as past automated activation over the phone in the past, but this time with real person). My advice is to not use OEM licence or the one that comes with the computer, because those keys didn't worked for me past year.
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These are the instructions from Microsoft. See if they help.

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"their PC died and I need to activate a license again"
Volume license, retail or OEM?

How are you rebuilding?  
Identical machine? More modern? Virtualised?
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Microsoft Windows XP is the sixth release of the NT series of operating systems, and was the first to be marketed in a variety of editions: XP Home and XP Professional, designed for business and power users. The advanced features in XP Professional are generally disabled in Home Edition, but are there and can be activated. There were two 64-bit editions, an embedded edition and a tablet edition.

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