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Windows XP Pro - activation

By WienSam ·
I killed my old laptop and had to remove the hard drive and install it into another computer. It wants to be activated but will not accept the same number that it was originally registered with. What can I do about this?

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by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Windows XP Pro - activati ...

Thanks for re-posting.

Did you go through these steps?
or... don't you own the license?

To keep your copy of XP legal and in order to be able to download updates. You should contact M$ by phone for activation.

1. Go To Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools, and select 'Activate Windows.'
(or click the 'Windows Activation' button if you are looking at a notification window)

2. Answer 'Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.'

3. Follow the steps in the 'Activate Windows by Phone' dialog box, and then click Next.

There is no charge to have this done and it is a toll-free number. They will just want some simple verification that you are the original owner (usually just basic info.).

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