How to activate Windows XP

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Activate Windows XP via the Internet

To activate your copy of Windows XP via the Internet you have to press the button Home located in the lower left corner of the screen and select items All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> Windows Activation give the menu check if you press.

In the window that appears on the screen, type the product key Windows using the appropriate text fields and presses the button NEXT (o Updating) located at the bottom right to start the validation process of your copy of the operating system.



Il product key, if you are not yet clear, it is the code consisting of 25 alphanumeric characters (separated by dashes that you must not type) that you find on the operating system package or on the label placed on your computer. At the end of the verification process, if everything goes well, you will not have to do anything more. Your copy of Windows will be activated.

To check the status of Windows activation, press the button Home located at the bottom left, right click on the icon Computer resources and select the item Property from the menu that appears. In the window that opens, you will be shown all the information about the system in use. If your copy of Windows is activated, you will see the mark Genuine Microsoft software at the bottom left and the wording Registered in the name of followed by your name just above.

Activate Windows XP by telephone

Did the procedure I described to you in the previous chapter not go through? Is your PC not connected to the Internet? If so, you may be able to finish activating your copy of Windows XP by phone. How can you do it? I'll explain it to you right away.



To begin with, press the button Home located in the lower left corner of the screen and select items All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> Windows Activation give the menu to compare.

In the window that opens, press the button Telephoneselect il country name where you are (ex. city) from the drop-down menu at the top and contact the Microsoft telephone activation service by calling the number that is shown on the screen (it should be +800 531 042 XNUMX).

At this point, follow the instructions of the automatic service (you have to press 1 if you are a private client or 2 if you are a business customer) and provide the identification code you see on your computer screen to the employee who will answer you. Finally, enter the code Confirmation ID that will be communicated to you by phone in the appropriate text fields and presses the button NEXT to complete the XP activation procedure.

To check the status of Windows activation, do as I told you a moment ago: press the button Home located in the lower left corner of the screen, click with the right mouse button on the item Computer resources and select the item Property from the menu that appears. In the window that opens, if everything went right, you should see the brand Genuine Microsoft software in the lower left corner and the words Registered in the name of followed by your name just above. Did you see that it wasn't that complicated to activate your copy of Windows XP?


Upgrade to an updated version of Windows



In April 2014, Microsoft officially ceased support for Windows XP. This means that this version of its operating system will no longer be updated and will not even receive the very important security patches that are used to protect the PC from any cyber attacks.

Since support for Windows XP has ended and using it can pose a potential danger, I strongly recommend that you stop using it and, therefore, to upgrade to a newer version of Windows. In my tutorial on how to update Windows XP I explained step by step how to switch to Windows 7, Windows 8.x and the latest Windows 10 without too much effort and minimizing the boredom of having to copy programs and data to the computer. I'm sure that reading the in-depth article I linked to you earlier, the transition from Windows XP to a more recent version of the famous Microsoft OS will be practically painless.


If you have an old PC on which neither Windows 7, nor Windows 8.x and Windows 10 cannot properly "run", you can consider installing Ubuntu or another Linux distribution capable of making the most of it. the characteristics of the computer without exposing it to the security risks to which the now antiquated Windows XP is subject. If you want to deepen the subject and learn more, I suggest you take a look at the in-depth analysis in which I explain in detail how to install Linux. I am sure this reading will also be very useful to you.

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