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Is it possible to use the same activation code to activate windows? Is it possible to call and complain and get a new code?

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i think any lisence key you get should be good to use again, as long as it is only installed on one computer at a time.
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nope, there are only a certain number of times you can "activate" a key. you can call them and say "ohh I lost my key" or "I reformatted and it says I activated it too many times" what ever something like that.

They should give you another key, or just allow you to use that one again. I have known some one who didn't have a key in the first place, and they sent them a new XP disc with a new key.
    
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Originally Posted by stanrc View Post
i think any lisence key you get should be good to use again, as long as it is only installed on one computer at a time.
Yeah, that's a serial code.

But the activation code is generated on factors like memory, gfx, cpu serial number, hdd.

So even a minor hardware change means you're activation code won't work.

It's best to call microsoft, claiming you haven't exceeded your max number of installs and haven't installed on another pc.

It worked for me a couple of times, but you can also have a jerk on the phone
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