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So I had an old rig that was running a RETAIL version of Win XP Home. Well the thing died. I want to use the product key from that old machine to do a win 7 upgrade, however, I cannot seem to find Microsoft's support number anywhere, instead it redirects me to a page and here's what it says:
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Originally Posted by Microshaft 
To start the Product Activation Wizard:

Click Start.
Click All Programs, and then click Accessories.
Click System Tools.
Click Activate Windows.

In the Product Activation Wizard, follow these steps:

Click Use the automated phone system to activate.
Click the drop-down menu, select the nearest location to you, and then click Next.
The Microsoft Product Activation Center phone number is displayed at the top of the window.

Well guess freakin what, THE COMPUTER IS DEAD, THEREFORE I CAN NOT DO ANY OF THOSE DAMN THINGS!!!!!!! mad.gif

This is seriously getting on my nerves!

Even googling it takes me to the same place. Does anyone have the number for their "Activation services" department?
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So I had an old rig that was running a RETAIL version of Win XP Home. Well the thing died. I want to use the product key from that old machine to do a win 7 upgrade, however, I cannot seem to find Microsoft's support number anywhere, instead it redirects me to a page and here's what it says:


Well guess freakin what, THE COMPUTER IS DEAD, THEREFORE I CAN NOT DO ANY OF THOSE DAMN THINGS!!!!!!! mad.gif
This is seriously getting on my nerves!
Even googling it takes me to the same place. Does anyone have the number for their "Activation services" department?

If you're in the U.S.: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295539

There you go. tongue.gif

Also, you can use 1-800-936-5700.

EDIT: If you use the automated phone system option, you'll also get an MS number.
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lol. when you choose activate by phone, it gives you a number on the screen. but the guy above me said it already. come on knee grow!
 
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