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Old 05-30-2005, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently reinstalled windows. To activate my video card I need the installation key which I have lost, because I've never done this before and think twice about leaving it laying around. I play games and this really sucks so is there any other way? or am I SOL?
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Old 05-30-2005, 02:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Activate your video card?
I've never heard of video cards requiring activation and/or keys.

Do you mean Activating windows?
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Old 05-30-2005, 02:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had to put in my soundblaster audigy cd in and install something in order to listen to music or hear sounds on websites and such so im thinking its the same deal with my video card.
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Old 05-30-2005, 03:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You aren't talking about the video card drivers, are you? Cause you can just download those from the manufacturer's website....
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yes, what is the exact make and model of your video card?
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go to the manufacturor's website. Its either Nvidia or ATi.
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haha, pretty soon we'll need an activation key for our brand new $5 mouse at fry's!!!
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