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Microsoft XP Genuine Advantage Validation RRS feed

  • Question

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    I want to reformat my computer because of a virus and install a fresh copy of XP.

    Can I still use my XP CD and use the same cd key and be validated?

     

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 7:07 AM

Answers

  • Yes indeed!

     

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 4:55 PM
    Moderator
  • hayjed,

     

    Provided that the End User License Agreement (EULA) is being followed for the retail or OEM versions of Microsoft Office,  reformatt and reinstalling the genuine copy of Microsoft Office should be fine.

     

    Otherwise if you are running into genuine advantage issues please download and run the MS Genuine Diagnostic Tool utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 , then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum.

     

    Lori MS

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 9:10 PM

All replies

  • Yes indeed!

     

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 4:55 PM
    Moderator
  • hayjed,

     

    Provided that the End User License Agreement (EULA) is being followed for the retail or OEM versions of Microsoft Office,  reformatt and reinstalling the genuine copy of Microsoft Office should be fine.

     

    Otherwise if you are running into genuine advantage issues please download and run the MS Genuine Diagnostic Tool utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 , then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum.

     

    Lori MS

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 9:10 PM