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I reformated my hard drive, installed windows again using my xp pro cd, and when I go to activate it says my serial has been used to many times, any way to get by this? Im not breaking any laws its only on this one machine.
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Call microsoft and they activate it.
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OEM or Retail key?

Retial, you can use many times.
OEM, can only use upto 3 or 4 times. I dont know exact number.

Either one, call M$.
    
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Someone has a system activated with your cd-key...
Happened when SP1 came out and EVERYBODY needed a fix for it
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Originally Posted by SilentStryke
I reformated my hard drive, installed windows again using my xp pro cd, and when I go to activate it says my serial has been used to many times, any way to get by this? Im not breaking any laws its only on this one machine.
This has happened to me before. Wait a day or two and I think it should work. Otherwise...you have to make a horrible phone call to them...
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Eh i had to phone them...took like 2 minutes they read me a number to type in the activation box, and boom good to go, She didnt even ask me any questions, she was just like "Hello thanks for calling microsoft, type this code into the boxes", I was like *** that was easy lol
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