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Old 07-24-2006, 06:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Installing xp same cd, 2 different pc's, now activation wont work!!!!!!!!!!!

I have installed an XP CD on one computer, then now, about 3-4 years later, i installed the same disk with same Key onto my Laptop, but it wants me to activate it, i can log on now, and then i called microsoft and entered my product ID, then it said, this has already been installed on another PC, and wont tell me, is there anyhting i can do so i can use Windows xp on another PC, without having to buy a new XP Pack??

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Old 07-24-2006, 07:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you can buy another Licence Key from Microsoft for a nominal charge, around $10-$20 (I think). Here are some links for you to check out

hope this Helps,


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Old 07-24-2006, 02:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 07-24-2006, 04:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ill probably just calll up microsoft and tell them that im reinstalling it on the same computer, and its asking for the same code.
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