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This has just happened to me. I am trying to install fedora core 6 on my main rig, and dual boot with windows. Well after I installed it, have to try and reintal it, but after windows started up it went to the welcome screen, but then says "Since micrsoft was first activated on thsi computer the hardware has changed significantly and windows needs to be reactivated. No I just did a fresh install of windows a couple months ago and the only hardware change that has accuried is replacing a hard drive with a new one. So has anyone else had this happen to them or know why this has happened. Says I have 3 days to reactivate, which means I have to call them tomorrow, which I hate doing. which I state here:http://www.overclock.net/rants-raves...ion-sucks.html
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post #2 of 9
yea it happens sometimes when u resize the ntfs partition windows is on. I had that problem back when i installed fedora core 4. Since you have the same exact hardware windows will let you reactivate so it shouldn't be a problem. Just go ahead and reactivate it.
 
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Tried, says its been activated to many times, and I have to end up calling them. Stupid windows. Said it has been activated to many time, afer the FIRST time I activated it. Really make me angry. Except not in just nice works.

I haven't resized the partition that windows is on. I have changed the sizes of the other partitions that are on the the same hard drive with windows.
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If you have not changed the Mobo they will activate it no problem, just make the call, if you have, thats another story. Microsoft considers that a different computer. I think this only applies to OEM Windows, If you have a full retail version I think they will still activate it as long as you are only using it on 1 computer.
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Oh, well I have it on 2 computers, my main one, and my second rig, and they both need to be activated now. Stupid windows,would I have been better off just buying an OEM version?
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This has happened to me. Unfortunately they make your license ( CD KEY ) viod. This you need to phone up every time to activate and Updates for your Pc apart from security updates will not be alowed to be downloaded to your computer through Microsoft or Windows update.

However when you ring them state the fact that ther hasnt been a hardware change.
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I hate microsoft. I just bought this windows a couple months ago. I have to wait though, because I am trying to install linux on my main rig.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by K092084
I hate microsoft. I just bought this windows a couple months ago. I have to wait though, because I am trying to install linux on my main rig.
Indeed get all other things sorted first then activate Windows again.
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Yea, waiting for linux guru to get on, and help with what partitions and stuff I need.
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