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I've had to reactivate several times, and the warnings are not very helpful. They just say your copy is invalid and direct you towards purchasing windows again. Definitely do not do this. You do not have to pay anything. As long as it is only installed on one system, you are fine and just need to reactivate. It has been a while, but I believe you just need to follow the process through windows on your computer.

From microsoft:

Open Windows Activation by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-clicking Computer, clicking Properties, and then clicking Activate Windows now. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

It may (most likely) fail, and direct you to call. You'll provide some numbers, they will give you some numbers, and you're good to go again.
post #12 of 18
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Schould I do this whole ordeal during the daytime incase I need to call and speak to them or schould I just do it now?
     
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I just followed those steps you guys said and it FAILED to activate over the Internet- Altough Ive NEVER had a problem before activating windows online I wonder howcome now all of a sudden its a problem/!.......... All I did was change my Harddrive and re-install my windows. I might just call them 1st thing in the Morning to straighten this whole thing out ( Hopefully ) Yeah it wouldnt be fair if I had to buy another copy I only use it on 1 System thats all.
     
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post #14 of 18
You don't have to buy another copy but, again, you will need to call them. This crap can happen after (multiple) reinstalls. I never had probs either with online activation until I did. You really want to try the phone activation option ideally from having it give you the option to do so on screen cause it gives you the phone number plus a unique code to enter and it reads another one back to you then...
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I just followed those steps you guys said and it FAILED to activate over the Internet- Altough Ive NEVER had a problem before activating windows online I wonder howcome now all of a sudden its a problem/!.......... All I did was change my Harddrive and re-install my windows. I might just call them 1st thing in the Morning to straighten this whole thing out ( Hopefully ) Yeah it wouldnt be fair if I had to buy another copy I only use it on 1 System thats all.

Yeah it can happen when changing hardware.

When you call, the only thing to be aware of is sometimes they ask you how many computers it's installed on- make sure you answer "1", as they only mean the current one.

The call is an automated system, you can call any time. I've used it at 3am before. They also have 24/7 people in India if the automated system doesn't work for you for some reason.
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post #16 of 18
Yep just call the automated number...its no big deal, ive had to do this multiple times.
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post #17 of 18
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oh Ok I will call them right now then. Thanks again guys honestly I have no idea what id do without you guys! thumb.gif
     
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Ok I was able to activate Online so no need for phone call~ Thanks for the help guys!~ thumb.gif
     
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