i cant activate my original copy of windows xp!

iamroot

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I paid like couple of hundred bucks for my copy of windows xp home and after reformatting a couple of times, microsoft tells me that ive already activated when i try to activate it. Can anyone tell me what to do?
 
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You should probably bring it back to the store you got it from and say what happened. If that doesn't work then ring up Microsoft - number should be on the box - and tell them what has happened.
 

Apokalipse1

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I think a lot of OEM CD's are designed to recognize one particular PC, and automatically register as activated
that's how it works on my dad's Dell laptop
 
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I've never heard of that happening before but if you brought the CD it should have been neutralised of that because it would be a Box Pack? Unless it was a bit illicet! :D
 
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