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  • Hello All

    I purchased an acadamic version of xp pro 64 bit at while back and installed it upon my computer.  Unfortunately the computer was stolen during a breakin.


    What I was wondering is how I can go about getting this cpoy of xp por to work on my new computer.  I have attempted to install it several times only to be informed that I can only install it upon one computer.


    Is there a way I can use this on my new computer or do I have to purchase a new lisence or complete set...disk and coa?

    Saturday, July 12, 2008 4:23 AM



    If you cannot successfully activate via the internet, then choose the alternative option to "activate by phone".


    How to activate Windows XP by phone:

    To contact a Microsoft customer service representative to activate Windows by phone, follow these steps:


    1. Click 'Start', point to 'All Programs', point to 'Accessories', point to 'System Tools', and then click 'Activate Windows'.
    click the Windows Activation icon in the notification area (aka system Tray).
    clicking Start button, then Run, and type in:  oobe/msoobe /a  then press the Enter key located on your keyboard.

    2. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.  

    3. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.

    4. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK.
        "You have successfully activated your copy of Windows".


    How to activate Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307890/en-us

    Saturday, July 12, 2008 5:31 PM