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Window XP activation problems

By jhmac77 ยท 4 replies
Dec 8, 2007
  1. Updating Windows XP activation

    How can I contact Microsoft and change my activation status? I have not changed my computer nor my motherboard yet I have to activate everytime I reinstall WindowsXP. Nothing has changed and even the new harddrive for over a year.

    Unless you have bought a recent copy of WindowsXP to reactivate you must call in and get that long # and tell them that you are using WindowsXP on the same computer as before.

    According to Microsoft I should be able to keep the same activation key as long as I don't change computers.

  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, jhmac77, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

    Please take a moment to read the following threads to make your experience here as enjoyable as possible :)

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    I don't quite understand the purpose of this thread, are you having a problem or are you warning other XP users?
  3. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,103   +421

    If I read your post correctly, you are not unable to activate but just want to not have to activate each time you reinstall Windows XP. I don't think you can change that. It's built into XP.

    If I've misunderstood and you are having problems activating, then follow Cinders' post
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    If no hardware has changed you can just activate online, it will pass activation. If it doesn't pass, it will give you a phone number you can call to get it activated.

    Edit: Please don't triple post. This took me 5 minutes to clean up the mess you made here. Also please don't PM moderators with questions when you can just post the question for the general public to see.
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