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Old 07-09-2010, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ayses
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Default Friend's cpu died, putting his harddrive into another computer

The cpu inside my friend's computer died when the heat sink fell out of place. Lots of pins got bent and some fell off. Rather than buy a new cpu, because we're short on time, I've taken the harddrive out of his computer (the one with the broken CPU) and putting it inside my old Dell XPS . I've replaced the video card and RAM also so, motherboard and cpu aside, it's essentially the same computer.

It works and starts up fine...the only problem is that when trying to log on, it requires that I activate WIndows. It won't let me use the activate via internet option (even though the internet works fine with the previous harddrive) so I had to call Microsoft.

The robot lady told em that I had an invalid Windows code, which I don't, and now I can't log on.

Any ideas on how to fix this kind of problem?
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