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Re-Activating Windows XP Home

Guybrush

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#1
I have read somewhere that it is possible to copy a file from within Windows XP to disk to paste back into XP after a format to save contacting Microsoft and getting the third degree.

Could someone please enlighten me because after my re-activation of Office XP woes after I bought a new computer, I am loath to contact them again.

I thought I was only required to give them my name, rank and service no.under the Geneva Convention!

I forgot to mention, I am fitting a new HDD and Sound Card thus the reason to re-activate.

Any help is much appreciated.:)
 
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allan

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#2
Keep in mind this is for a reformat - it probably won't work if you're adding or chaning hardware - but you can try:

Copy wpa.dbl after you activated the first time (it's in the system32 folder). After reformatting & reinstalling XP just copy the file back to the same folder.
 

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