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Activation of XP

by superslam2 / October 23, 2007 1:18 AM PDT

I bought a refurbished laptop recently and had trouble getting it on line. It was suggested that administrative settings were blocking efforts to get online. It was also suggested to me that I try doing a repair/dynamic install of the OS (Windows XP Home). I have a store bought copy of Windows XP that I used when I built my desktop a few years back. I used this copy to do a dynamic install over the OS already on my laptop...then came trouble. I was not able to active Windows. Stupid me didn't realize that you are only allowed to use a retail copy of XP on ONE machine. Oops. My question now is, how can I roll it back so that I can at least access my files? Is there anyway to go back to the version of XP that was already on my machine or will I have to purchase new activation codes for my retail copy of the OS?

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Only if you made a backup copy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 23, 2007 2:24 AM PDT
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Of the drive can you go back. That is, an image of the drive you can restore from.

And yes, this is where many discover activation has "teeth."


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X Setup Pro
by 109245051 / October 24, 2007 1:47 AM PDT
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I ran in to this problem. I used X setup pro to run Win XP to copy my files then bought a new Xp Pro. program. If you don get a new activation key, critical upgrades will not work right.

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