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Problem reactivating XP after too many formats of hard drive

by wristal_10 / May 7, 2004 1:38 AM PDT

A friend of mine recently has had a number of problems with XP in regards to needing to re format his hard drive to solve some serious issues.
Now he has been informed he must reactivate the XP license in 30 days. Its down to 23 and the clock is ticking. Any suggestions here as he is frustrated dealing with Microsoft over the phone.

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Re:Problem reactivating XP after too many formats of hard drive
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2004 1:53 AM PDT

I've never had an issue. I call, they hand out the activation. If they get "testy" with the person on the line, I can imagine there being an issue, but I've yet to meet a person who was shut off.

If they truly have a license to said OS and get shut out, then take it to SLASHDOT and make a lot of noise there.

Bob

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Re:Problem reactivating XP after too many formats of hard drive
by sdburr / May 7, 2004 2:01 AM PDT

You need to contact Microsoft directly via their 800 number for re-activation of your Windows XP software. They will ask you for your Product Key and then supply you with a Product Code that you will put in the form provided within Windows XP Activation screen.

Get the phone number by starting your activation procedure.

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Re:Problem reactivating XP after too many formats of hard drive

The phone activation is the third method. If you have Internet access, try the procedure that fits the situation, as described in the following MSKB article: Q307890 - "HOW TO: Activate Windows XP"

Good Luck,

Cetin


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

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Re:Problem reactivating XP after too many formats of hard drive
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Re:Problem reactivating XP after too many formats of hard drive
by Mark G / May 7, 2004 9:08 AM PDT

as bob said as long as you have a legal key ms hasnt ever said nope.
call them it takes 3 mins never have had a problem

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