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Old 12-30-2005, 03:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got my CPU up and running, but XP isn't letting me activate Windows. I had no problems transfering onto my old computer, now it's saying i've exceeded the number of cpu's or whatever. I didn't use the same installation disk as last time, but I used my own product key...does each installation disk only work with a certain product key?

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it can activate 3 times, anymore you need to call ms or find anew key somewhere

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I think you gotta call up Microsoft and tell them what you did so that way you can activate it. I think yo uprolly have a version of windows where you can only activate one computer at a time.
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah i activated my Win Xp home ED over the phone to MS about 20-30 times... then i discovered Win XP Pro Corp Edition.
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Old 12-30-2005, 08:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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XP will recognize that you have changed pc's and will require you to call MS and get a new key.

I believe they even do that if you try to reload XP the same pc but if you changed some of the hardware.
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Yea I ended up having to call MS, everything worked out well...now my computer is all set and i'm happy Time to overclock and get a decent monitor.
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Warez Monster
it can activate 3 times, anymore you need to call ms or find anew key somewhere
I was starting to think I never would need to do a phone call but I did after 9 times not three. Do certian keys have different limates to how much they can be activated


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