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post #11 of 16
You normally have 4 activations before you need to call. At least that's the way it used to be, several months ago. After the 4th activation, it states you've exceeded the # of activations and states you need to call in.
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post #12 of 16
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New mobo arrives today, so lets see if I can persuade them.
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post #13 of 16
i did the same thing about a month ago. i just said as little as possible. i said "some hardware isnt working" then "i changed some hardware"... and so on. eventually they asked me why i replaced my mobo, i just said a powersurge near my house fried my old one, they said it was fine.
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post #14 of 16
There's a way to undo the activation...but the down side is that you can only use the automatic feature....not the manual one, because you have to validate....when you do the validate...it says ur windows hasn't been activated...but then i doesn't expired.....i did same thing w/ my computer when i bought a laptop....and yes you can call in as many time as u need too...last time I check it wasn't that hard to get the new keys....they don't ask you that much....just say ur computer crash, reinstall..., virus, ect. Oh yeah and the reactivation works at least about 3-4 times b4 u need to call in. At least that's what happened to me...
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post #15 of 16
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I just clicked the thing to activate it and it worked, no problem.
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post #16 of 16
Ive reinstalled my windows xp several times and even used it on my current build just call them and tell them you upgraded and they will give you a new key ive done it about 100 times within 2 years same disk lol
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