xp home edition activation ?

  the stud 11:10 04 Jul 05

i have a new pc that has xp home edition installed
software supplied included xp recovery
a friend told me i need to activate xp or it will stop working where is the activation code located
& how to activate tia

  mattyc_92 11:11 04 Jul 05

You need to go to "Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Activate Windows"

You can activate windows over the internet or by phone.

  mattyc_92 11:13 04 Jul 05

PS. if it was installed when you brought the system, then you don't usually have to activate it as it is "pre-activated"

  ventanas 11:14 04 Jul 05

Windows should repeatedly tell you if it requires activation. If yours isn't its possible that it has been pre-activated by the vendor. You can check by either going to Start\All programs. There may be an icon there to activate, or use Start\Run and type:

oobe/ msoobe /a

  the stud 11:16 04 Jul 05

many thanks for your help

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