Xp genuine cd limited to a number of instalations RRS feed

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  • Hey, I have a Genuine Xp cd. I had to reinstall the os a couple of times on the same machine, because of an some malware and stuff. Now when i try to install xp it says that it is not genuine windows and that i havto get a new key. what do i do?? 
    Saturday, August 8, 2009 7:20 AM


  • Hello kewlkat,

    If you can run Setup with the Product Key but get the "too many times" error message when you attempt to activate the XP installation, instead of doing the automatic online activation, open the Activation Wizard and choose the option to Activate by telephone.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Saturday, August 8, 2009 10:04 PM