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Old 03-11-2006, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yes, another activation question. lol


So today i reformat my computer, everything goes smooth, and now when i try and activate it using my product key, its invalid... WTF! was i like supposed to unactivate before i reformmated or what... i dont want to drop 200$ for windows.. please help me
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Old 03-11-2006, 07:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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read this thread http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=96851
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Old 03-11-2006, 08:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you have already bought this XP and it is totally legit. Call M$. As long as you have not changed out your motherboard you can get a new Serial.
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how many times have you activated it?
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Old 03-11-2006, 11:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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call them and tell them you reinstalled windows for the 3-4th time and that it won't activate
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And they'll supposedly give me a new Serial? Have any of you guys tried this?
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And they'll supposedly give me a new Serial? Have any of you guys tried this?
no they will give you a new install id that will only work that one time and that will activate windows. the next time they will give you a different number
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And they'll supposedly give me a new Serial? Have any of you guys tried this?

Yes i did this 2 times allready and it works.
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