Activation Key


  • Hi Everybody

    How r u all

    I am developing an intra office messanger using c#.I want that my product setup will be secured by both product key and activation key.I want to make a trial version that required a produck key to run trial version but after 30 days it required activation key.So only that user can use my application

    Product Key: Product key is same as window cd key

    Activation Key: Activation Key can be get by my website.You should get activation key to run registered version of my product

    Can any one tell me that how i can add these in deployment of my product or how can apply activation key on my product

    Waiting for you response






    Wednesday, January 18, 2006 10:30 AM

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  • We are using the XHEO Licensing product for activation purposes. We find it an excellent product to work with, and their service is also great. (And I'm not working for xheo  ) Go to and then go to licensing. We've bought also the source code (for around $1000) but for any regular procedures you can have their basic version for around 300 bucks i believe.

    On the other hand you can also create you're own licensing scheme, but the truth, the amount of hours you'll put in it will not be worth the 300 bucks you spend on XHEO's product.

    Hope this helps


    Monday, January 30, 2006 9:54 AM
  • I went to their web site and looked at their product - their web site states that they are "compatible with .net 2.0". It says nothing about clickonce, which is part of .net 2.0. I emailed them to ask if they were compatible with ClickOnce and they said they had not tested it but that I was welcome to download the trial sofware and try it.


    I don't know about you, but I think it's a stretch to advertise you are compatible with a technology that you have not even tested with and then to expect prospective customers to test your products for you.

    Friday, April 28, 2006 6:04 AM
  • Well I understand your point... but, the people of XHEO are really helpfull and their product is great. I would just download their trial version and try if it works for you. If yes, you will have a great product for a low price.

    Probably you are their first client working with ClickOnce technology, and I'm sure they are happy to fix any bugs that you come up with. That's simply my experience with this company, they were very helpfull to me, because my situation was also not a normal one, and they helped me finding the right solution.


    Saturday, April 29, 2006 7:55 AM
  • hi i need the activation key for the window and as i ave installed the window but its say that the activation key that u have installe is not genunine so i need the valide activation key
    Saturday, June 10, 2006 12:32 AM
  • Thanks gidon your post helped me alot and there UI looks awsome to havent really tried it though just read though the documentation thanks for the link
    Saturday, June 10, 2006 3:15 AM
  • Happy to help. Good luck with the product!
    Saturday, June 10, 2006 3:36 PM
  • You bought the product? Then you shoudl receive the code by mail. Otherwise you can get a trial key I believe.
    Saturday, June 10, 2006 3:37 PM
  • i'm having the same problem right now- microsoft says my activation key is invalid and i might be a victim of software counterfeiting but they can't tell me how to find the key on my computer since i don't have the installation cd...does anyone have any ideas?
    Friday, June 23, 2006 4:08 PM
  • There are numerous reasons as to why Microsoft may detect an irregularity on legitimate software and thus labeling it as pirated software.  Until this issue can be resolved with Microsoft, there are a few tips that you can do so that your computer will function properly.  With this comes this disclaimer; In no way does this posting support counterfeit software, NOT AT ALL  : ).  These fixes are intended to make your computer run fluidly and uninterrupted (seemingly normal) until the pirated issue can be resolved (unfortunately, it is often times a long road to recovery).  These are fixes that will work on all XP operating systems to allow your operating system to run fluidly even after Microsoft has detected the irregularity and incorrectly labeled it as pirated software.

    You've probably been searching around for cures and here is just some common sense information.  When you have computer problems due to viruses, trojans, malware, spyware, etc. there are specific programs to take care of these issues and they will isolate and/or delete them, it's what they're intended to do (I personally prefer AVG for viruses and Spybot for the other stuff, merely because they work and are FREE).  Like I said it is what those programs are intended to do, not what the novice computer person is supposed to do.  Do yourself a favor, if you see anybody telling you to fix your computer problems by deleting things, downloading stuff, or messing with your registry, it would be a great indication of their incompetence . . . RUN!  Things are far easier than that.  It's just common sense.  That said, back to the issue at hand, your XP is being detected as pirated.  First thing you will see when Microsoft labels you a thief is a blue star logo and various messages that come along with.  Also, it will be followed by a continuous update warning icon on your system tray.  The fixes listed below are intended to make those aspects inactive and thusly make your computer fluidly functional until . . . you can fix your falsely labeled pirated software, of course ; )   Follow them slowly, to the “t”, and DO NOT DEVIATE.  If you do this all will flow smoothly.

    So as for the blue star icon and all the associated messages, follow these steps.  Go to and open “My Computer” icon>Local Disc (CSmile>Windows>system32.  Now in the “system32” file, find and rename these two files (any other name will do: spot, scruffy, mildred, whatever): “WgaTray.exe” and “WgaLogon.dll”. Once the two files have been renamed then close the window.  Hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete, click “Task Manager” and click the “Processes” tab, click on “wgatray.exe” and click “End Process” button and a warning window will pop up, inside that window click “Yes”.  Then simply restart your computer and BLUE STAR GONE BYE BYE, as well as all of its' associated messages.  Isn't that simple?

    Now you will probably be getting an ANNOYING windows update icon on your system tray.  This icon will direct you to the Microsoft website where it will only redetect your unresolved issue (as of yet, of course).   To resolve this temporary situation merely go to: “Start” button>run>type in "services.msc" and hit “ok” and a new window will appear.  There's gonna be two areas you want to concern yourself with in that window. First is "Automatic Updates": right click on that and hit properties and the properties window will pop up, you will see "Startup type", select manual and hit "apply". Now click "Automatic Updates" and at the upper left corner select "stop the service". The second area of concern is "Security Center", take the same two steps that you did for "Automatic Updates". When you've finished go up to the file button at the upper  left corner of the window and hit exit. Then restart you computer. VOILA!  Isn't that simple?

    Once these steps have been taken your computer will run almost as normal as any XP out there.  I did say almost, right?  But please remember,  Microsoft still thinks you're a thief (which makes our rich uncle Bill very unhappy).  As such, during this period of time that you haven't as of yet resolved your pirated software issues you must keep in mind these simple things.  You CAN (oh yes you can) continue to download security updates from Microsoft.  However, you will not be able to update certain software and bask in the plethora of wonders that the Microsoft gods have created.  Such as: internet explorer 7 (however you will have version 6), media player 11 (but you'll have 10), etc. and so on.  I know . . . it's crushing.  But the gods of another universe have created Firefox and WinAmp, equally worthy of worship.  If by chance you download that nasty blue star logo again (because these issues can at times take a long time to resolve), then just merely follow the above steps again.

    Piracy is no joking matter, it robs companies (from the smallest to the ridiculously GINORMOUS) of much potential earnings.  Our multi-multi-billion dollar friend, Microsoft, is only using all its' available resources to look out for the its interests and that of it's patrons and of course to protect us all from such malicious pirates.  I know we all sleep better knowing that Microsoft looks after us so well and I just want to say thank you Bill.  Kids, thank your uncle Bill.  (Oh! And I wrote this on a program called Open Office.  If you haven't heard of this open source FREE version of Microsoft's Office software, then merely go to to receive your completely FREE copy.  It has it's compatible version of Excel, Powerpoint, Word, etc.  And yes, they do communicate and can transfer information to and from Microsoft Office documents.  Just don't tell uncle Bill).  Hope this posting was helpful and beneficial . . . HAVE A NICE DAY!

    Sincerely your friendly neighborhood Microsoft supporter,

    Wednesday, May 14, 2008 9:56 AM