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strangerdoom

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Hi all,

I understand that XP requires product activation. What if i registered already and few months down the road, my hard disk crashes. What i heard from my friend is that after re-installing
XP, it requires me to re-activate again but to my knowledge internet product activation can be done only once.

anyone know what's the proper procedure?

please advise
 
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you would need to call Microsoft at the Number listed on the activation screen & tell them that you had to reinstall, or you replaced the hard drive, or whatever it was that made tyou reinstall.

They will give you a code to put in.
 
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adambailey

just call them and it sounds to me you want to know if you can use someone elses code! we dont ansaw ilegal questions here!!
hey its a rule
 
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Replacement of a Hard Disk will not cause activation to fail. You would need to change up to 5 different pieces of hardware before it would fail.

Activation can be done over the internet as many times as you need, with no failure to activate provided some basic parts are not changed. (Motherboard and Network card are major items I believe, and if both were changes at once you might have a problem)

I have re-activated after HDD failures several times.
 

JohnWill

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Actually, I formatted one from scratch, and it wanted it activated again. This is XP-Home, and I used the same number, it's glued to the top of the case. :)
 
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actually i read some where that after 180 days the server that handles the activation of xp resets its delets the activation of a cd key and you can agian activate it over the net if you reinstall. i can confirm that this is true because i did it at least once
 
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You don't have to wait 180 to reactivate. I had activated my XP twice within 2-3 days after I had HD probs. With all my hardware unchanged, just the HD formatted, it activated without a problem.
 

strangerdoom

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Hi all,
Thanks for all your valuable advise.

what happens now is that my friend sold me an OEM copy of Windows XP Pro sometimes back. Now i change to a new motherboard. So reformat HDD and reinstall XP. I cannot activate through internet. i called microsoft, they requested me to fax a copy of invoice to them which i don't have one.

The copy of the XP is not registered in the first place. It is 100% geuinene.

Anyone has any suggestions?

Thanks
 
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