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Old 10-20-2006, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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when i went to reactivate my copy of windows xp bot 10 days ago after purchasing a new hdd it wont let me activate it again says it has been re installed too many times and is no longer ligit, does anyone know a way i can fix this because it will be another 2-3 months b4 i can afford to buy another copy and i dont really want to pay another $200.

note i have reinstalled it about 5 times

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Old 10-20-2006, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Call Microsoft. That is the only way to legally fix it, therefore the only way to fix it according to Tech-Forums


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Old 10-20-2006, 04:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You probably have an OEM copy of XP. You can only re-activate four times maximum. Again, deal with MS.
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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call m$ and it will not be a problem. Blame it on spyware and viruses.
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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k i just rang the number on the activation page and it came up with that really annoying press 1 for blah blah, press 2 for blah blah,etc and when it said to put in the first six digits of the number on the page it hang up on me when i finished!!!!

note there was no option to talk to anyone the whole thing is that stupid program thing

k i just tried again and it now works the guy didnt even mentoin it being installed too many times
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Old 10-21-2006, 02:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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dude the same thing happened 2 me but i just reformatted my hd and then tried again then it worked i have xp pro oem as well.
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Old 10-21-2006, 06:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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after 120days i think it is, you can activate as normal..but otherwise you have to manually punch in the codes on the phone and wait for the computer operator to say invalid before you get the option to talk to a real that speaks bad english
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Old 10-21-2006, 07:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally posted by El_Roberto

k i just tried again and it now works the guy didnt even mentoin it being installed too many times
He got it fixed guys.

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