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Hello all,
Well with the end of the 939 socket closing fast(if it hasn't already come). I've decicded to upgrade my chip. When I upgrade to the FX-60, I plan on doing a full re-format on the hard drive and install windows xp pro clean. Does anyone know if I'm going to run into activation key issues, due to the fact I had XP 64 installed and activated prior?
Is the XP 64(OEM) verison I have now no longer any good?.....Yes I'm trying to stay legal so please no backdoor solutions if possible. For example could I call explain that for my gaming system 64-bit just had too many hick-ups to overcome that I really have no choice since 64-bit support seems to be so lacking. However I do have another system to build strictly for work and school and 64-bit would be great. Is there anyone with some history on this that can help me out?

Question summary:
I'm installing a new CPU and reformatting my hard drive, does anyone know if I'm going to run into activation key issues, due to the fact I had XP 64 installed and activated prior(on Old 3200 chip) and will be switching to XP Pro 32-bit(clean version and new chip)?

Is there a legal way to install and activate my XP 64 bit on a new sytem build, will a straight explination of why be enough to use the OEM verison again?

Again thanks for all the help you have given to get me this far and all the help still yet to come.
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Yes you will have to get a new xp from what i understand. You cannot use the same OEM twice.
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Well that really puts a kink in my plan. Maybe it's time to try another Operating sytem with my work computer.... That's what this has been all about....learning soemthing new.


Do you have any ideal if I will have a problem with the 32 bit Install on my gaming system. It's a new chip, new memory clean hard drive and never before used XP Pro version. Surely I will not have any problems.....well I hope knock on wood?
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I beg to differ! I've used all sorts of xp keys (LEGALLY) on different computers never on the same one twice tho. (affraid of activating on multiple sys.) Some times it will ask you to activate over the internet, and if that doesnt work they give you a phone number to call with a bunch of numbers corresponding to the hardware and your key. Just tell them the numbers and letters then they will activate it. Some times they ask why you are doing this I tell them I had to refomat. I've never run into any problems. I've used a compaq's cd-key on a custom built pc -worked. Got a new sys. completely different same original compaq key -worked. Same way with pro! I just did a reinstall 2 nites ago and did it over the net, with the xp home cd no prob's. I think they look at it if you do it in a certain time period per activations. I don't think you'll have any problems.
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I bet they are not OEM!! you want the article that says you cant?
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Which one is OEM? The ones that come with the pc or bought the cd by its self?
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OEM is usually anything thats not retail but still bought from the company.
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i've used my HP XP pro cd so many times on different builds. you CAN use an oem cd key. just call and say you upgraded. thats all. they will give you a new key
    
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Fine then ill go find the article.
Quote:
OEM versions

Restrictions of specific license types may limit the foregoing. OEM versions of Windows XP are licensed together with the hardware with which they are purchased, as an entity, and such a copy may not be moved to a different computer. Also, other specific license types (e.g., Academic licenses) are handled in different ways. These aren’t a WPA issue per se, but rather an issue of the license for that purchase, and therefore outside the scope of this discussion of WPA.

There are two versions of OEM Windows XP systems. One can be purchased separately, with qualifying subsidiary hardware, and installed with that hardware to an existing machine, to which it becomes bound. The software may be reinstalled and reactivated indefinitely as with a retail system as long as it is still on the original machine. It may not be transferred to a different computer. It is activated as described above, but if it were installed to hardware seen as not substantially the same, the activation would be refused as falling outside the license.

In the other OEM form, the system is provided pre-installed by a major supplier. Instead of activation, the system is ‘locked’ to the BIOS on the motherboard. The validity of this lock is checked at boot. As long as this is satisfied, other hardware may be changed freely, but any replacement motherboard must be for a compatible one supplied by the original maker.

If a BIOS-locked system is installed to a board where the lock fails, it enters a normal Activation process at startup. However, beginning 1 March 2005, the Product Key supplied on a label by the computer manufacturer, and used for the initial intallation, will not be accepted for activation. A new copy of Windows XP, with a license allowing installation on a different machine, will be needed. This means that any replacement motherboard (or upgrade to its BIOS) must be supplied by the original maker, who will ensure the lock is maintained.
that just straight from m$ im still looking for the article.
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Originally Posted by 1c0n View Post
i've used my HP XP pro cd so many times on different builds. you CAN use an oem cd key. just call and say you upgraded. thats all. they will give you a new key
Thank you...
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