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re-activation of XP sp2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • hello!

    I have just moved my hard disk into another CPU with different motherboard and when I started the system it prompted me to re-activate my copy of windows XP.

    I choose yes and it says that i cannot re-activate more than one copy of it.

    I had a genuine copy but what is the problem?

    Anybody can help me?

    I do hope to answer my problem because i only have 3 days left on the grace period of re-activating. thank you!

    Thursday, February 15, 2007 4:08 AM

Answers

  • You'll have to do telephone activation since you changed a large part of the hardware :(. It only takes a few minutes though!

    -phil

    Thursday, February 15, 2007 4:51 AM

All replies

  • You'll have to do telephone activation since you changed a large part of the hardware :(. It only takes a few minutes though!

    -phil

    Thursday, February 15, 2007 4:51 AM
  • Here is a quick step-by-step for Phone Activation:

    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.
    2. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.
    3. Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then click Next. 
    4. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.

    Note The number appears now and differs based on the location that you select.
    5. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK.
    You have successfully activated your copy of Windows.

    Thanks,
    Darin

    Friday, February 16, 2007 12:07 AM
  • Alric,

    The installation of XP that was moved, did that start out life as an installation of XP that came preinstalled on a name-brand computer, or was XP purchased at retail and installed by you on the old computer?

    Friday, February 16, 2007 1:57 AM