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Windows XP Activation

I reformatted my hard disk a few times. As Microsoft requires, I tried to activate the OS but was refused by a reply that I have exceeded the number of times I am allowed to activate. The local Microsoft technical support is willing to help me solve this problem (I am from Singapore). I did not take up the offer since I was busy involved with other things at that time. Now, it appears that there must be some "loopholes" to bypass this feature. Does anyone know what this is and how to go about it? Regards.

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Did you go back to Microsoft Singapore again ? What did they say ? "Loopholes" not supported here. Sounds illegal. Forum policy.

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No. Since my cpu does not feature HT I installed Windows 2000 Prof which does not require activation. This activation feature in XP in annoying and hurting legitimate users!

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Activation is not meant to be troublesome. Willing help was offered to you, but you decided not to accept it. Your choice. This is a free world.

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Legitimate users should not be penalized. If the hard disk is formatted several times, activation should be allowed. The product key should be proof enough to ascertain where the OS cd is legal and original. Should help offered in such circumstances be considered "apologetic"? I don't know.

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Legitimate users should not be penalized. If the hard disk is formatted several times, activation should be allowed.

How true ! Well, once again-you were offered help, but for your own reasons, you declined. Your free choice. Blame no one. Why not get back to Microsoft Singapore ? They did not say that you may not activate. They seem to be nice helpful people.
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When I built my new computer I had to call them to activate and it only take a few minutes... The reason they have to do this is found all over the net. A $600 program that is called OEM for $80. If we all would be honest we could buy that $600. program for $150. or less..

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