Saturday, January 15, 2005

Activation Problem

During solving various problems in Microsoft newsgroups I have come accross to this problem many times.It asks the user repeatedly to activate his/her Windows XP though it has already been activated.

How To Solve:-

First Method:-

Start>Run>type in:"regsvr32 regwizc.dll" (without the quotes) >ok.
Start>Run>type in:"regsvr32 licdll.dll"(without the quotes) >ok. You should get a successful message for both and it should resolve the error message.

Second Method:-

If the first method fails then:-
Start the computer in Safe mode by hitting F8 at startup.
Start>Run>type regedit>ok.
Now navigate to the following key:-HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\ProvidersHKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\Providers
Click on the folder representing each key and delete them. Now close the registry editor and restart the machine.

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