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i need to reactivate windows!

By naturale02 ·
Hi All:
after i have reformat the harddisk, windows ask me to activate windows within 30 days, i have try to key in the product key number frm the casing sticker, but it say it is mismatch! what should i do? i am using genuin software/CD frm DELL.
somebody can help me to skip the activation cause i remember last time i used to reformat once and it does not ask to activate, i need assistance!!
many thanks

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by CG IT In reply to i need to reactivate wind ...

Call the phone number thats listed, follow the promts and you'll get a key which will activate Windows.

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by 3xp3rt In reply to i need to reactivate wind ...

You must register your CD key at Microsoft. Follow the link to register via internet.
If you have not Internet connection, you can call the appropriate Microsoft dealer to get the activation key.

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by parthiv_13 In reply to i need to reactivate wind ...

Don't worry as you have Genuine OS. You can call the local vendor from where you have purchased the PC and the Genuine OS. Or directly call the MICROSOFT's tall free number which will be with your CD and its other authorised paper.

Customer service people may mail you or snail mail you or will tell you the new code to enter on your system.

Good Luck.

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by sbrown95 In reply to i need to reactivate wind ...

Next time backup c:\windows\wpa.dbl and c:\windows\wpa.bak to a disk and when you reinstall or reformat your pc just boot to safe mode and copy them back. These are your Activation files and you won't have to active again- unless it is asking you on another pc.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to i need to reactivate wind ...

The Product Key on the COA is for installing XP not activating it. You'll either need to use the Internet Activation or Phone in Option to get a new activation Key for XP and it's no good keeping a copy of the code as it changes every time that you reinstall Windows. It also generates its own unique code which describes the hardware configuration so if there are 3 or more changes you need to reactivate again.


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by redsaw32 In reply to i need to reactivate wind ...
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by computacentre In reply to i need to reactivate wind ...

Google warez for free keys

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to Google

You are encouraging people to commit a crime by using illegal software. Microsoft would by now have a list of illegal keys on the market and therefore security updates would not be available and the PC would be a sitting duck for being taken over by Trojans run by other criminals.

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Dont talk about something

by computacentre In reply to Not quite right

you know nothing about , if you have not done it yourself

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It is still not right nor legal

by Toivo Talikka In reply to Not quite right

... or would you like to let the forum decide? You might learn something.

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