Originally posted by TheMajor
there are 2 different codes right? the one u type during installation and some other number wich is displayed in MyComputer right? The number looks like this: 3563-543-0000325-56332 (changed it) The last one is the one that determines if the copy/registration is legal right?
Please correct me if I am totally wrong
as far as I know that number has nothing to do with registration. when I tried to activate my computer downstair with this computer's key
it said it couldn't activate the key. then it gave me a couple of options. i pick the one to call manually by phone. I call them and pitched a fit about me buying ten copies of xp and about how I am alway building myself a new computer, and I am sick of paying for new licenses. then they gave me a new number to put it, which if my memory serves me correctly
it was seven series of six digits numbers like
these are made up number of course, then the activation went through
then i immediately backed both computer up with norton ghost, because she told I would have to call her back, if i had to reformat that computer. she said I would need a new number. i didn't want to got through that process again. so i use ghost