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Thread: XP Home - Windows product activation error after update to SP3

  1. #1
    StephanP Guest

    XP Home - Windows product activation error after update to SP3

    Hi,

    My father-in-law has a Toshiba Notebook with (obviously) an genuine Windows
    XP Home (Dutch).
    Last Thursday he used Microsoft Update to install SP3.
    After the download, installation and reboot, he is now stuck with the
    following error message (translated from Dutch):
    Windows product activation.
    Due to a problem Windows cannot verify the license for this computer.
    Error code: 0x80004005
    after which the computer can only be shut down. Dead-end.

    The only way to prevent/suppress this error message, is to start in Safe
    Mode WITHOUT Networking capabilities.
    System recovery helps us to return to the previous state alright. Thank God
    for that.
    I've tried the offline SP3 installer instead of the one downloaded by
    Microsoft Update, but that gave the same result.
    Despite this being a truly genuine Windows XP Home version, SP3 thinks
    something is fishy and gives us the FULL STOP.

    Tomorrow I intend to give the C't Offline Updater a try. Hope that this will
    see us through.
    Any other suggestions?

    Stephan

  2. #2
    Engel Guest

    RE: XP Home - Windows product activation error after update to SP3

    Hello Stephan,

    0x80004005

    -2147467259 E_Fail

    Error message when you try to install Microsoft Update on a Windows
    Vista-based computer: "Could not install Microsoft Update on the computer"

    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933528>


    Good luck
    - -- ---


    "StephanP" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > My father-in-law has a Toshiba Notebook with (obviously) an genuine Windows
    > XP Home (Dutch).
    > Last Thursday he used Microsoft Update to install SP3.
    > After the download, installation and reboot, he is now stuck with the
    > following error message (translated from Dutch):
    > Windows product activation.
    > Due to a problem Windows cannot verify the license for this computer.
    > Error code: 0x80004005
    > after which the computer can only be shut down. Dead-end.
    >
    > The only way to prevent/suppress this error message, is to start in Safe
    > Mode WITHOUT Networking capabilities.
    > System recovery helps us to return to the previous state alright. Thank God
    > for that.
    > I've tried the offline SP3 installer instead of the one downloaded by
    > Microsoft Update, but that gave the same result.
    > Despite this being a truly genuine Windows XP Home version, SP3 thinks
    > something is fishy and gives us the FULL STOP.
    >
    > Tomorrow I intend to give the C't Offline Updater a try. Hope that this will
    > see us through.
    > Any other suggestions?
    >
    > Stephan


  3. #3
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: XP Home - Windows product activation error after update to SP3

    Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
    Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
    e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada.

    • US:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

    • CA:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

    • UK:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

    • AU:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

    • Other: http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=1173 | select
    Windows XP | select Windows XP Service Pack 3
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

    StephanP wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > My father-in-law has a Toshiba Notebook with (obviously) an genuine
    > Windows
    > XP Home (Dutch).
    > Last Thursday he used Microsoft Update to install SP3.
    > After the download, installation and reboot, he is now stuck with the
    > following error message (translated from Dutch):
    > Windows product activation.
    > Due to a problem Windows cannot verify the license for this computer.
    > Error code: 0x80004005
    > after which the computer can only be shut down. Dead-end.
    >
    > The only way to prevent/suppress this error message, is to start in Safe
    > Mode WITHOUT Networking capabilities.
    > System recovery helps us to return to the previous state alright. Thank
    > God
    > for that.
    > I've tried the offline SP3 installer instead of the one downloaded by
    > Microsoft Update, but that gave the same result.
    > Despite this being a truly genuine Windows XP Home version, SP3 thinks
    > something is fishy and gives us the FULL STOP.
    >
    > Tomorrow I intend to give the C't Offline Updater a try. Hope that this
    > will
    > see us through.
    > Any other suggestions?
    >
    > Stephan



  4. #4
    StephanP Guest

    Re: XP Home - Windows product activation error after update to SP3

    PA Bear,
    Thanks for the pointers. I will approach Microsoft Support NL via e-mail.

    Engel,
    Error code 0x80004005 is popping up for a wide variety of problems.
    Our problem is related to Windows XP Home SP3, not Vista.

    Stephan

  5. #5
    TaurArian Guest

    Re: XP Home - Windows product activation error after update to SP3

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914232
    You may receive error code 0x80004005 or other error codes when you try to start a Windows
    XP-based computer

    --

    TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2008 - Update Services
    http://taurarian.mvps.org
    ======================================
    How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    Computer Maintenance: Acronis / Diskeeper / Paragon / Raxco


    "StephanP" <StephanP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1D0443C9-A9E7-4304-BB47-CDCE99D2565E@microsoft.com...
    | Hi,
    |
    | My father-in-law has a Toshiba Notebook with (obviously) an genuine Windows
    | XP Home (Dutch).
    | Last Thursday he used Microsoft Update to install SP3.
    | After the download, installation and reboot, he is now stuck with the
    | following error message (translated from Dutch):
    | Windows product activation.
    | Due to a problem Windows cannot verify the license for this computer.
    | Error code: 0x80004005
    | after which the computer can only be shut down. Dead-end.
    |
    | The only way to prevent/suppress this error message, is to start in Safe
    | Mode WITHOUT Networking capabilities.
    | System recovery helps us to return to the previous state alright. Thank God
    | for that.
    | I've tried the offline SP3 installer instead of the one downloaded by
    | Microsoft Update, but that gave the same result.
    | Despite this being a truly genuine Windows XP Home version, SP3 thinks
    | something is fishy and gives us the FULL STOP.
    |
    | Tomorrow I intend to give the C't Offline Updater a try. Hope that this will
    | see us through.
    | Any other suggestions?
    |
    | Stephan



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