Re-Installing windows xp pro RRS feed

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  • I need help.  I bought an OEM version of windows xp pro and i installed it on my home pc no problem.  Well a year has gone by and the hard drive i installed has fried.  When i went to install my (legal) copy of windows on my new hard drive ( same computer)  it said the product key I have has already been used on another computer(IE my old fried hard drive).  When i went to call microsoft and told them my problem they were nice and willing to help.  That is untill they realized i had a OEM version and then treated me like I had the Plague.  So if anyone out there can help me figure out how to do this i would be very very grateful.
    • Moved by Sheng Jiang 蒋晟 Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:25 PM Not dev related. Windows user forum is at answers.microsoft.com.
    Wednesday, March 28, 2007 1:51 AM