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Activation Key?!!?1?!?!?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Marz, Apr 23, 2004.

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  1. Marz

    Marz Thread Starter

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    I bought my Windows XP Home Edition, installed it on an old machine, then I got a new machine and when I tried to use my CD key to activate it,it told me 'Its limit of usage had been exceeded.' Which is bullcrap, I payed 150 for that thing, i should be able to use as many times as I'd like......

    My question is, am I doing something wrong, or is this just another one of MS's ways of getting you to give money to them?!?!
     
  2. snappy_31

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    You nailed it. The sad part is that it is all about licencing .. 1 copy 1 key 1 machine .. 2nd machine requires another copy of OS and another key.
    Peter
     
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  4. Sid9678

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    you could just call Microsoft and buy a License and then you can use the same CD to install WIndows XP.
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    If you are retiring your old machine, you can probably get a new activation for your copy. OTOH, if you're keeping your old machine, you need a new license.
     
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