PLEASE HELP!!! just installed windows, but cant activate

By awsskater892
Jan 5, 2007
  1. Hi, I just installed windows after formatting my harddrive. I installed all my drivers and everything, then i tried to activate my genuine copy of windows, and it says my serial number has been used too many times, but i have only used it once. what should i do? please help me out.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s happened to me before. Simply, choose to activate via the phone. If you have probelms with that as I did, speak to a Microsoft rep and I`m fairly sure they`ll sort it out for you, as they did me.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    yep, that worked fine, although i did it before seeing your post :p , thanks for the help! -Nick
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