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I installed oracle virtualbox and used my Windows XP home edition to run in the virtualbox. Is it working, but I get all the time the reminder I have to register. This seems not to work as is tries to connect to the internet and is not able to do reach it. What can I do? Is there a way to get ridd of this Active? Regards.

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Does the machine have Internet connection up and working? Can you browse websites? Also, do you know that you need a separate license for virtualised OS (you can't use the same copy that you have on any other physical or virtual machine)? – gronostaj Mar 12 '13 at 13:46
You mean I have to buy a new windowx XP license? I did not know. Not good! – Henrik Mar 13 '13 at 9:39

Use the Phone activation method?

How to activate Windows XP by phone :

To contact a Microsoft customer service representative to activate Windows by phone, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Activate Windows.

Or, click the Windows Activation icon in the notification area.

2.Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.

3.Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then click Next.

4.Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.

Note The number appears now and differs based on the location that you select.

5.When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK. You have successfully activated your copy of Windows.

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