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By talstadt ·
A client had a hard drive crash which had to be installed over the weekend. I used my copy of Windows XP since he was unavailable. He owns Windows XP Upgrade - and I used my Action Pack copy. How can I get it registered correctly without completely reloading, which will wipe out everything.

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by wcp In reply to Windows XP Keycode / Regi ...

I am afraid there is no way to get around it other than starting from scratch using your client?s Upgrade version.

It is matter of doing the right way. It is important to have a good relationship with your client but at what cost?

Listen to your heart and you will find the answer.

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by timwalsh In reply to Windows XP Keycode / Regi ...

Registration isn't the issue here. It is Activation. When your client goes to attempt to activate Windows XP (and with a new installation, Activation WILL be invoked), he will get back a message that this copy of XP is already in use elsewhere.
You might try conducting a repair reinstall using HIS copy of XP, efore attempting to Activate. There is no guarentee that this will work (I haven't tried this).

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by hberkhoff In reply to Windows XP Keycode / Regi ...

Take a look at the following website. I think this will resolve your problem :

http://www.labmice.net/WindowsXP/articles/changeID.htm

(remove any spaces in the url)

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