Windows XP Prompts You to Re-activate After You Restore Your Computer
- You restore from a backup of a non-activated computer.
- You have changed or added hardware, and this has caused Windows XP to become out of tolerance.
- You restore from the last backup that was made before the hardware changes and prior to activation.
- Create another backup after any successful hardware changes or installations occur. In addition, you should create the backup after you re-activate the computer.
NOTE: This can be an incremental backup rather then a full backup, because an incremental backup is the minimum that is required to ensure that the Windows Product Activation database files (Wpa.dbl and Wpa.bak) are backed up.
- Be prepared to re-activate the computer after you restore a backup set that was made prior to hardware changes.
Article ID: 305356 - Last Review: 12/06/2015 04:39:44 - Revision: 1.1
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