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  • Well I bought the windows validation kit and already used my key from the email and validated windows to update. The thing is I want to reformat now and am worried that the validation key is only a one time use? Or will I be able to reformat and use my key again? The reason I ask this is because I used system restore after I used the validation key to restore at a point before I validated xp with my new key, I went to windows update to update evrythign again and it gave me this key is already in use, so I was stuck to retsoring back to a point after validation. Will my key only work 1 time or will it work when I reformat? I don't want to reformat and be stuck without a computer and have to buy another os.

    Thank you  Charles.

    Sunday, January 28, 2007 6:57 AM

Answers

  • If you reinstall Windows XP, use the new Windows XP CD and Product Key you received with the WGA Kit.  If you are unable to activate via the internet, then select the alternative option to "activate by phone".
    Sunday, January 28, 2007 5:33 PM
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