I have the original/authentic XP install disc and product code. Is activating it by phone the only option?

The title says it all.

The reason I ask is that I'm in a third world country and my mobile phone does not connect well, in terms of voice quality, to overseas locations.

Thank you.

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How to activate Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307890/en-us

If Internet activation doesn't work, then see the section titled: "How to activate Windows XP by phone".
Also check that you do not confuse product key numbers and letters
(number 8 can be mistaken for the letter B, Etc.)

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Blank Activate Windows page in the Windows Product Activation Wizard
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314935

How to contact a Microsoft Product Activation Center:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/950929/en=us

Microsoft Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/activation-centers.aspx
(This site is for Volume License Activation but if you call they will help you)

The phone number you called does not work:
Microsoft Worldwide contacts: http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/default.aspx

After Windows is Activated / Genuine Advantage Notifications:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=afd45b36-3d77-4259-801c-d31a9a90cdcf
(This tool will confirm that the copy of Windows installed on the PC is genuine and properly licensed)

J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com

Only if the regular activation procedure doesn't work.

Excuse the dumb question (my laptop that had XP and broke down) was preinstalled and already activated. So... what is the regular activation procedure?

If it doesn't automatically activate when you input the product key.

How to activate Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307890/en-us

If Internet activation doesn't work, then see the section titled: "How to activate Windows XP by phone".
Also check that you do not confuse product key numbers and letters
(number 8 can be mistaken for the letter B, Etc.)

===================================================================

Blank Activate Windows page in the Windows Product Activation Wizard
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314935

How to contact a Microsoft Product Activation Center:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/950929/en=us

Microsoft Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/activation-centers.aspx
(This site is for Volume License Activation but if you call they will help you)

The phone number you called does not work:
Microsoft Worldwide contacts: http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/default.aspx

After Windows is Activated / Genuine Advantage Notifications:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=afd45b36-3d77-4259-801c-d31a9a90cdcf
(This tool will confirm that the copy of Windows installed on the PC is genuine and properly licensed)

J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com

Thank you for the very informative answer. I'll mark it as done.

You're welcome John.

J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com

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