Annoying Situation!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Flatbeat_Eddy, Sep 12, 2002.

  1. Ok, basicly im running a LEGAL winxp upgrade Home edition, well i changed me GFX card recently and was asked to Phone M$ to reactivate my OS, they gave me a NEW key.

    so alls fine or so i thought,, but now i need to Reformat C:/ and i cant remeber the bloody key they gave me, Will my Original key printed on the box work again if i reinstall?

    if not, will i have to phone m$ again:confused: :( :( :mad:
     
  2. sboulema

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    you can see your cd-key you used with the program viewkeyxp. But i think you can use your old key again.... but not sure
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    You can use your old key to reinstall, the key that they gave you was the activation key not the CD key.

    Once you have installed XP then you will need to activate it by calling MS or doing it online.
     
  4. OK, i have used the VIEW KEY program, will i be able to use the new activation code that M$ game me again when i reformat?
     
  5. sboulema

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    yes i think so.....
     
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    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If you can find it that is. :eek: