Computer crashed- now I have to re-activate Windows????

By vegasgmc
Sep 23, 2004
  1. Ive been having a hell of a time trying to play the Far Cry demo. It seems buggy. While loading for the 5th time the system froze and I rebooted. Now I get the message that there has been significant hardware changes to the computer and I have 3 days to activate XP. Ive had this install going for 6 months and the only thing Ive changed is upgrading the video card.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Not much to tell you man, either you have a legit copy of Windows or you don't. If you have a legit copy then just reactivate, the only thing it costs is a few minutes of your time.
    If its not a legit copy, well TS can't really help you there.
  3. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,377

    Its legal. It was my reward for being a beta tester for XP. Ive been using it for 4 years and had plenty of crashes but nothing like this.
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