Activation of Windows XP and 7

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Activation of Windows XP and 7

Postby GregW67 » 17. Sep 2021, 08:36

Does Microsoft still provide activation servers for Windows XP and 7?

I am having trouble activating Windows guests when they are Windows XP or 7. The software is genuine and is not being used on another computer. No message about non-genuine product keys comes up, it just simply seems to have trouble activating. I have Google-searched the error codes involved but the results simply say that Windows must have had trouble connecting to the activation server.

I know it is possible to activate by phone instead but I am simply asking the question : does Microsoft still provide activation for these older versions of Windows?
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Re: Activation of Windows XP and 7

Postby mpack » 17. Sep 2021, 10:52

If you want a definitive answer I think you need to ask that question on a Microsoft forum, not a VirtualBox forum.

I think I saw recently that XP activation servers still exist. I haven't checked it myself. I'm quite sure that Win7 servers must still exist.
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Re: Activation of Windows XP and 7

Postby BillG » 18. Sep 2021, 06:29

For what it's worth, I have had no success trying to activate XP lately. The Windows 7 servers must still be available - one of mine reactivated recently after a hardware change.
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Re: Activation of Windows XP and 7

Postby scottgus1 » 18. Sep 2021, 14:13

From Microsoft forum:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... 46c86b3f6b

Microsoft Self Service for Mobile activation page) was able to help me activate a couple days ago. It may work for you.


https://microsoft.gointeract.io/interac ... ken=0Yr8Nd
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