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mkarouf

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i'm using sp2 and activation has expired...so now everytime i boot the pc i can't login to win unless i activate it ....i even can't access it in safe mode.....the problem is the product key i have i already in use and saved in their database.............any ideas/ways of going solving this problem without the need to reinstall.....

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moe
 
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Can you clarify "the product key i have i already in use "?
Is this a pirate copy, or already installed on another PC?
 
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U can access safe mode.. if not it is a real problem. :D
Anyhow u can call MS and if it is legit they'll help u. May take a few years but u never know.
-Blitze
 

JohnWill

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If you have more than one machine running the same license key, you have an illegal copy of Windows, and you're pretty much out of luck. If that's not the case, contact Microsoft and do a phone activation.
 

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You can use the same CD to install Windows XP in 2 computers, but you can't use the same 25-digit product code in both of them. You'll have to contact Microsoft and purchase a new one for the other computer.
 
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