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MY HARD DRIVE IS BROKEN PLS HELP ME I WANT TO CRY RRS feed

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  • Hi can i reuse my CD (windows home) XP coz as i said my harddrive just fail but if i reuse the CD will it be again activated with microsoft coz im kinda wasting my $100 buying that CD . and im planning to buy i new drive will it work??? or lose my primary computer help me pls i dont want to waste my XP im just 14 and you know how it feels to loose something important and my mom (scream directly at my face for wasting) and if i reuse that cd will it make my computer not genuine



    thnx in advance
    Monday, April 28, 2008 2:17 PM

Answers

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    Bakuma,

     

    You can activate using a modem provided that the modem is working:

     

    "How to Activate Windows XP by Using a Modem

    To activate Windows XP by using your modem, follow the steps in this section.

    Note The following steps are the same steps that are used to activate Windows over the Internet in the "How to activate Windows XP by using the Internet" section. If you have an Internet connection and you want to activate over a modem, disconnect your Internet connection before you follow these steps.

    1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Activate Windows.

    Or, click the Windows Activation icon in the notification area.
    2. Click Yes, let's activate Windows over the Internet now.
    3. Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then click Next.
    4. Use one of the following methods:
    If you want to register and activate Windows at the same time, click Yes, I want to register and activate Windows at the same time, click Read the Windows Registration Privacy Statement, click Back, click Next, type your contact information in the appropriate boxes in the registration form, and then click Next. An asterisk (*) appears next to required information.
    If you only want to activate Windows, click No, I don't want to register now; let's just activate Windows, and then click Next.
    The wizard establishes a connection with an activation server, and then processes the activation request.
    5. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK:
    You have successfully activated your copy of Windows. "

    "If you cannot establish an online connection by using your modem or an Internet connection, the wizard prompts you to contact a customer service representative to activate your copy of Windows XP by telephone. "

    Please refer to this KB Article:  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307890&sd=techh

     

    I hope this has helped!

     

    Lori MS
    Wednesday, April 30, 2008 6:21 PM

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  • If you have a valid "genuine" Windows XP license (product key), you can reinstall Windows XP on your new hard drive.  Once Windows XP is installed, activate it via the internet.  If activation via the internet should fail, then simply chose the alternatve method to "activate by phone".

     

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

     

     

    Monday, April 28, 2008 5:56 PM
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  • another thing if i connect my moden to the phone line will it directly connect to the phone line and i already activated it once will it work??? and another thing I'll but the drive tom.
    Tuesday, April 29, 2008 11:23 AM
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    Bakuma,

     

    You can activate using a modem provided that the modem is working:

     

    "How to Activate Windows XP by Using a Modem

    To activate Windows XP by using your modem, follow the steps in this section.

    Note The following steps are the same steps that are used to activate Windows over the Internet in the "How to activate Windows XP by using the Internet" section. If you have an Internet connection and you want to activate over a modem, disconnect your Internet connection before you follow these steps.

    1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Activate Windows.

    Or, click the Windows Activation icon in the notification area.
    2. Click Yes, let's activate Windows over the Internet now.
    3. Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then click Next.
    4. Use one of the following methods:
    If you want to register and activate Windows at the same time, click Yes, I want to register and activate Windows at the same time, click Read the Windows Registration Privacy Statement, click Back, click Next, type your contact information in the appropriate boxes in the registration form, and then click Next. An asterisk (*) appears next to required information.
    If you only want to activate Windows, click No, I don't want to register now; let's just activate Windows, and then click Next.
    The wizard establishes a connection with an activation server, and then processes the activation request.
    5. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK:
    You have successfully activated your copy of Windows. "

    "If you cannot establish an online connection by using your modem or an Internet connection, the wizard prompts you to contact a customer service representative to activate your copy of Windows XP by telephone. "

    Please refer to this KB Article:  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307890&sd=techh

     

    I hope this has helped!

     

    Lori MS
    Wednesday, April 30, 2008 6:21 PM