Activation after reinstall? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi there,


    I am planning on reinstalling my computer in a few days (somtimes that's the only option... nothing like a good old format)  Is there some way I can let the activation service know that I am doing this?  In windows XP, when I did this (which I normally do every 3 months or so) windows tells me that my copy is already activated, and cannot be reactivated.  Then I have to call the call centre every time and get that activation code thing...  Is there a way I can let microsoft "deactivate" my license, so that I can reactivate without calling?





    Monday, May 7, 2007 7:50 PM


  • I don't believe there is.  You'll have to phone activate if your hardware change puts you out of tolerance.  You can get started with phone activation by typing "slui.exe 4" into the Search field in the Start Menu and pressing Enter.



    Monday, May 7, 2007 9:51 PM