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Hello Tech team

I would like to know how to remove the product activation reminder?
I perform a clean install on my system because it always rebooting
and did a startup diagnostic and couldn't find the cause or the problem
so I decided to do a clean installed. after XP home was installed, the
key product activation on my system tray is always popping up reminding
me that I have 30, 26, 14 days to activate. everytime that I click on the
icon it shows that windows is already activated and click exit.
I know that if windows is not activated, windows will generate a product
ID and phone numbers for Microsoft to activate. since the product is showing
that it is activated it will not generat a product ID and no phone number for
activation. Please help, it is driving me up the wall because it is always popping up in the middle of my sessions. Thanks
 

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This seems to be a strange problem, but here is how you disable Baloon-tips in Windows XP:

Fire up "regedit", go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
Advanced
then:
modify the DWORD value EnableBalloonTips,
Valuedata instead of a 1, make it a 0.
Done. No more Baloon-tips.


It will not allow you to go around the Activation, it will simply disable all Notifications.
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ok, if you don't see the VALUE "EnableBalloonTips", simply create it, then disable it.
 

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Try start>run>all programs>accessories>system tools and see if there's a selection to activate there. If not, you might have to re-install
 

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hwm54112 said:
Try start>run>all programs>accessories>system tools and see if there's a selection to activate there. If not, you might have to re-install
He said it is already activated.
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hello team
Thanks for the reply. I justs have one question, how do you create the
Dword string? I follow the steps and I don't see any "EnableBallon Tips".
the only string with the word Ballon is startballon, is it the same thing,
yes, no?
 

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Deja-vue said:
He said it is already activated.
:rolleyes:
Reread the post- It does not state that he activated it. It states that, amongst other things, "product is showing that it is activated it will not generate a product ID and no phone number for activation". Showing and being are entirely different things. So, I believe the problem is, (since it's a clean install and therefore would have to be activated))

Installed XP. Installation did not prompt for activation (did not generate an installation key and phone number to activate). So it is not activated, however, a balloon tip keeps reminding me to activate, but clicking on it does not do anything to allow activation.

That is my interpretation of the post and maybe it needs to be clarified whether XP was actually activated. By editing the registry, he won't have a faulty balloon tip, but in 14 days he may not have windows either. It's better to fix the problem than hide the symptom

Bnrr, did you actually complete the activation process?
 

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Hey hwm54112
Yes I did complete the installation, without any reported errors. as for the
prompt it did ask for the product key (real OEM). inputed the product key
and windows was ativated. but the activation key ballon is still appearing
on my system tray. I also checK the event reporting in admin tools and
it is reporting errors with an ! that windows need to be activated.
I do not belive that my installation disk is a piracy one because I purchase it
together with my system at gateway.
 

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My concern is that, if you had not actually activated that you would lose windows. It's still a possibility because something is obviously broken so you can't depend on any message related. You should re-install now. The more you do the more you'll lose if you have to install later
 
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