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By pdi_it ·
How can i "Reactivate" my WinXP Home Edition? because im upgrading my motherboard to a higher class. Can i just transfer my Hard Disk? How can i Reactivate without calling the microsoft? Im using a licensed OS. Im not into piracy. Please Help me thanks!

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by MAJESTIC-12 In reply to Reactivation

an easy way of doing it, is to just transfer your hard-disk...

"when in doubt - transfer" - anon

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by shiny_topadm In reply to Reactivation

Hi, I don't think that you have any reason to 'fear' the MS reactivation process. I have a couple of systems that have been rebuilt with motherboard, cpu, and/or hard drive upgrades. If you are replacing the motherboard and everything else is the same, the system might not require activation again (if you use the same drive). If the system needs to be "reactivated", it will tell you. The call to Microsoft (if required) is quite painless, especially if you know that there's one and only one previous activation. Even though it's a nuisance to add this additional step, it's just a part of following MS's "golden rule", you know, whoever has the gold makes the rules!!

good luck,
---Will

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by TheChas In reply to Reactivation

Hi,

Microsoft used to have a Knowledge Base Article that described a detailed procedure for moving XP to new hardware.

I sent a copy to your user name, assuming that is your e-mail address.

Chas

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by clubmac In reply to Reactivation

I've had success swapping boards and other hardware with Xp,2000 and all NT sytems without reactivation requests. All that is necessary is to swap hardware required and when booting ensure you do a safemode boot with the F8 key. If this procedure was not done and the system is already asking for activation then doing a proper activation online will be necessary or a possible registry fix can be done with the repair CD.

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by clubmac In reply to Reactivation

XP won't like a swap without safe mode being used first.

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