Windows XP activation question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by msixteen, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. msixteen

    msixteen OSNN Junior Addict

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    hi!, i'm new about using genuine copy of windows (xphome) how many times can i activate it?, coz msoffice (basic edition) is 5x times only and i can't activate it anymore it exceeded to required number of activation. i'm planning to format my pc coz i'm infected of many viruses but i can't decide don't know if i can still activate my xphome... any advice?.... Tnx in advance.
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Same hardware? No limit.
    Different hardware? Varies between two and three times.
     
  3. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    What he said... You've bought a licence for one computer so there isn't any limit. :)
     
  4. msixteen

    msixteen OSNN Junior Addict

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    what if i add RAM would that be detected as another computer?
     
  5. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    No.
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Thread title edited for clarity
     
  7. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Is that just for home? I'm pretty sure that on XP Pro your profile gets wiped every 120 days so you can effectively reinstall on completely different hardware up to 3 times every year without having to phone them at all.
     
  8. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    heh... I recently found out that I've got a different Serial after getting manual activation. :p
     
  9. madmatt

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    Ray, no different for Home or Professional. I've had to call several times on Professsional.
     
  10. msixteen

    msixteen OSNN Junior Addict

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    thank you very much... :D