Backup activation status?

tonyten

Active Member
Hi, is there a way to backup the activation status of xp home?

I've read about backing up the wpa.dbl files but some say it doesn't work anymore :thumbsdow

I'm having a few problems with my PC at the moment so I want a clean install (again). I've done this so many times in the last 5 years, just a bit worried that MS will say you've had enough activations.
 

Iccz

Member
If you activate too much it's just a quick freephone call to microsoft to tell them what happened.

When this happens to me I call up and ask for 2nd line support, it just makes the whole call a lot easier and there's no problems with understanding letters as half of first line support don't seem to know the phonetic alphabet *slaps forehead* hardly handy when reading out a string of letters/numbers.

It will take yout 5-10 minutes tops and isn't really a hard process.

Does an image of your OS not keep your activation settings?
 

tonyten

Active Member
Never mind. I had to call them and I got my activation code, no questions asked. I did have an image of my OS but I deleted, I've now created a new one so I won't need to go through this process again...fingers crossed.
 

The latest video from AVForums

Sony Bravia XR A80J OLED TV Review
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom