Activate Windows XP by phone in South Africa toll-free – what number to use?

Windows XP – got to love it. We have all reached the spot where we need to activate XP over the phone for some reason or another.

On the activation screen, there’s a phone number – which does not work. It’s a matter of finding the right one, though – an a simple Google. Yahoo! or Bing search doesn’t return the result quickly.So – in short – the number to use in South Africa:

South Africa Office: (27) (11) 361 7000 Toll-free: (0) (801) 43 43 43

In fact,the whole list of activation centres – with current numbers – is available here for product, volume product and server activations.

But you knew that already! 🙂

21 comments on «Activate Windows XP by phone in South Africa toll-free – what number to use?»

  1. Sven Welzel says:

    These numbers work, of course, for Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista and all the other iterations, as well as Office XP, Office 2007 and all the other versions, including Microsoft Project, Visio etc.

  2. Andrew says:

    Hi Sven, cool website!

    I especially love that bunch of links that spins round above the general section. its AWESOME! how did u do it? where did u get it? please i would love to put it on my future site… its brilliant!

    take care…

    oh and thanks for the info about win xp!

  3. Kent says:


    You just saved me formatting, reinstalling, and then searching for an activation crack…..


  4. aimz says:

    Thanks for the numbers! Just saved me a bunch of trouble. My mom keeps on breaking the computer so I keep on having to format Windows. She’s still too nublet for the internet so phone activation’s the only option. ¬_¬

  5. Howard says:

    thanx for the new numbers,you would think the existing service would have a redirect or at least inform you the number is no longer in service.well any how now my xp is reativated ,thanks again.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you!

  7. Rouan says:

    Thanks, you saved me time! My Google search took me… right to your site!

  8. BRENT says:

    Thanks Sven I had been trying those numbers for 2 days untill I came across your site.
    Worked straight away. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Brent Jorissen

  9. Simon says:

    Thanks for this helpful info, it helped me get my windows back up and running!

  10. Denise says:

    You have just saved the life of my friend who has been going mad for 3 days without his computer. Thanks so much for listing these numbers !!!!!

  11. Brian says:

    Thank you!! Saved my ass. 🙂

  12. Patrick says:

    thanks mate
    just saved my life
    you deserve a medal

  13. Iris says:

    Hi Sven
    You just saved my daughter’s life – and mine!! She was suffering withdrawal symptoms not being able to play her Harry Potter game.
    You’re my hero!!

  14. Ray says:

    thank you very much Sven!
    Great service. Found this site first click of the button and it works!!!
    Great stuff.

  15. Ryno says:

    Wow, if not for google and Swen’s information I would not have been able to use my computer again. Thanks a mil…

  16. Thabo says:

    Thanks 4 de number i ‘ve been struggling

  17. Kaswili says:

    Thanks very much for the number Sven!!! You saved me hours of reloading the system.
    there is a ‘0’ missing at the end.

    Great stuff, cheers

  18. blessing says:

    this cool i been stucked with the old number 🙂

  19. Mr Dee says:

    Thanks Sven, saved me here 🙂

  20. Ferd says:

    Thank you thank you thank you

  21. Silolo says:


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