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Product key used more then 20 times ? RRS feed

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  • i had problems with my hardware, and had to reinstall windows like 5 times,  i have reinstaleld it many times before also, so i think it came out 20 reinstalls or soemthing, and now i cant use it anymore. Do i have to BUY a new copy of WIndows, coz im a hardware and windows noob, and coz i liek to mess with system files?

    Saturday, July 28, 2007 11:57 AM

Answers

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    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'.
      Or,
    click the Windows Activation icon in the notification area (aka system Tray).
      Or,
    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 28, 2007 2:11 PM
    Moderator
  • so it dosent matter that its used more then 20-30 times?

    Sunday, July 29, 2007 10:16 AM
  • Enemy101,

     

    The End User Licensing Agreement for XP has no restriction whatsoever on the number of times you can install XP, as long as you remain in compliance with the provisions of the EULA.

     

    To read the EULA that applies to your specific XP, click Start>Run, type winver and then click OK.  In the resultant window, click on the link to display the EULA.

     

    Monday, July 30, 2007 1:57 AM

All replies

  •  

    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'.
      Or,
    click the Windows Activation icon in the notification area (aka system Tray).
      Or,
    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 28, 2007 2:11 PM
    Moderator
  • so it dosent matter that its used more then 20-30 times?

    Sunday, July 29, 2007 10:16 AM
  • Enemy101,

     

    The End User Licensing Agreement for XP has no restriction whatsoever on the number of times you can install XP, as long as you remain in compliance with the provisions of the EULA.

     

    To read the EULA that applies to your specific XP, click Start>Run, type winver and then click OK.  In the resultant window, click on the link to display the EULA.

     

    Monday, July 30, 2007 1:57 AM