Windows Activation question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NathanA, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. NathanA

    NathanA OSNN Addict

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    A coworker installed XP Pro on a newly build machine...on E partition rather than C. Is there anything I can do about that??? If I decide to re-format the harddrive, will XP allow me to activate the same serial number again?
     
  2. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Just call Microsoft and tell them. They will give you a new key to use.
     
  3. NathanA

    NathanA OSNN Addict

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    Do you happen to have a number for that? I've looked...so far to no avail...thanks!
     
  4. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    the number comes up on screen during activation at the relevant place if you say to activate by telephone and not internet.... ;)
     
  5. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    You only have to call if they ask, you should be fine activating it on the internet.
     
  6. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    If your usuing the same hardware should just eb able to activate online as normal with no probs
     
  7. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

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    I agree with Khayman - you only tend to have problems if you are using a hardware build that has significantly different (about 2 or 3) pieces of hardware.
     
  8. NathanA

    NathanA OSNN Addict

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    Great...I will give this a try today. Thanks again.
     
  9. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    also if you dont have the number, you can get it by one of the downloadable algorythms on the net...

    :)