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I format my system and i can't validate anymore RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I would like to know how to validate my Windows XP home edition again?

    I just formatted my PC and this time microsoft said that i exceeded the time i can activate.

    does this mean that one Windows Xp can only be activated once even it is the same PC?

    Please anyone tell me how to activate it again please. Any help is highly appreciated cos i just bought this windows a month ago im feeling wasting money.

    Monday, December 11, 2006 4:05 AM

Answers

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

    The Activation Wizard displays the toll free number that you can dial.

    You can open the Windows Product Activation wizard by clicking Start, then Run, and type in "oobe/msoobe /a", then press the Enter key located on your keyboard.

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

    Monday, December 11, 2006 10:42 AM
    Moderator

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

    The Activation Wizard displays the toll free number that you can dial.

    You can open the Windows Product Activation wizard by clicking Start, then Run, and type in "oobe/msoobe /a", then press the Enter key located on your keyboard.

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

    Monday, December 11, 2006 10:42 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for an advice.

    On the glimpse when I kept doing the same thing it validated my ID, but i still wonder why can't i just validate it at the first place?

    Thanks for an alternative way anyway ^u^

    Monday, December 11, 2006 12:06 PM