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Windows XP Home Activation Error

By Sai
Jun 23, 2006
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  1. Hi guys

    I have a small problem where i've recently had to format my computer and reinstall everything (i've done this quite a few times due to spyware and viruses etc). Now when i try to re-activate my windows version it tells me that i have used my product key too many times and must now find a new key to use??

    It wont let me activate anymore??

    Any help?
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    is this trying to activate it via the net? usually when you reformat and reinstall you have to call microsoft and they will give you a new activation code after asking you if XP is installed on just one machine.
  3. Sai

    Sai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Hmm ive never known about that and i was tring to activate via the net.

    I live in Australia so what number would i use to call microsoft to activate my version of XP?
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    if you run the activation wizard again, instead of choosing to activate online choose offline or "by phone" and it should provide the number to call.
  5. Sai

    Sai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Ok thanks :)
  6. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 540

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