surrendering the Windows XP license. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,
    can anyone help me on this?

    I have a licensed windows XP professional. for last few days I am facing the virus problem, which has caused me to format the Hard disk drive.
    now I am afraid that if I format the HDD, will my license be usable, as I have already registered it with microsoft.com .
    or I will have to surrender the license to microsoft and then reactivate it once my HDD is formatted and windows XP is installed on it.
    Please help me on this issue, I dont want to waste my licensed copy.
    Monday, August 11, 2008 2:51 PM


  • Manumah,

    You should be okay. Just reformat and activate again. If you have any problems please post back and let us know what you are experiencing. 

    Thank you,

    Stephen Holm, MS
    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Monday, August 11, 2008 4:32 PM
    Monday, August 11, 2008 4:31 PM