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    I was just curious to know how many times you can get an activation key from MS? I used the sticker off my hp to register WinXP MCE on my new comp by phoning MS only once so far.

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    A friend has done it a few times with XP home I should try as I have a legit version as well just to see home many times I can get away with it .
    My problem was I could n't understand the woman on the phone's accent .

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    They wouldn't even let me do it once. I was quite pissed.

    Try to do something the legitimate way, and I'm forced to go download a cracked copy of Corporate.......which worked just fine BTW.



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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    A friend has done it a few times with XP home I should try as I have a legit version as well just to see home many times I can get away with it .
    My problem was I could n't understand the woman on the phone's accent .
    When I phoned it was some hindu lady, I could understand her though.

    @Skizo, Why wouldn't they let you do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    A friend has done it a few times with XP home I should try as I have a legit version as well just to see home many times I can get away with it .
    My problem was I could n't understand the woman on the phone's accent .
    When I phoned it was some hindu lady, I could understand her though.

    @Skizo, Why wouldn't they let you do it?
    To make a long story short:

    I own 2 copies of XP Home.

    One is an Upgrade version, the other is an OEM version. Niether is considered a "Full" version.

    I needed to re-install XP on the same computer it was currently on, but I lost the product key, so I called the licensing dept. for another one. The dirty bitch on the other end said they don't issue them for that reason, and that I would have to purchase another copy.

    I was like WTF?! It's already on the computer, I just need to reinstall!

    She started asking me to describe what was on the disc etc, as I guess she thought I was lying or something.

    Anyhow, she never gave me a product key and so I just decided to download XP Corp.

    Bullshit, eh?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    A friend has done it a few times with XP home I should try as I have a legit version as well just to see home many times I can get away with it .
    My problem was I could n't understand the woman on the phone's accent .
    When I phoned it was some hindu lady, I could understand her though.

    @Skizo, Why wouldn't they let you do it?

    I posted last year ? about my troubles , I had to get my 10 year old to talk to her and he got it activated on a friends computer with my legit key .

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    I had to get my 10 year old to talk to her and he got it activated on a friends computer with my legit key .
    What a joke!

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    If you already have XP installed and want to reformat, but you've lost the legit key, I found a good page that describes how to transfer the key from the first installation to the re-installation.

    I found this after my hard drive went bad. Thankfully I found the Usenet and FST after several years of being away!! It's good to be back!

    Here's the link:

    http://netsecurity.about.com/od/wind...twinxp0829.htm

    You simply just have to copy a few files to disk and recopy them back after the re-install.

    UncleMilty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park View Post
    I was just curious to know how many times you can get an activation key from MS? I used the sticker off my hp to register WinXP MCE on my new comp by phoning MS only once so far.
    You can use it as many times as you want to. I do a re format every 4 months or so and ive used my XP serial number every time (about 8times) with no problems.

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