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spanner2004

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my sister lent me her xp disk to install on my sysyem,it now comes up need to activate windows,will microsoft let me activate it though my address its not a copy or anything wot would you advise me to do ,because i have 28day to activate it
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You cannot activate it. Microsoft will not give u an activation code because you are running an illegal copy even though the cd is genuine. It's already been activated by somebody else (your sister perhaps) and that's Microsoft's way of making sure each copy of Windows is used only by one person. You should remove that copy from you PC immediately and buy your own!!
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You cannot activate it. Microsoft will not give u an activation code because you are running an illegal copy even though the cd is genuine. It's already been activated by somebody else (your sister perhaps) and that's Microsoft's way of making sure each copy of Windows is used only by one person. You should remove that copy from you PC immediately and buy your own!!

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This man speaks the truth. Microsoft allows one installation per license purchased, regardless of the CD's origins. If you are looking for al lower-cost alternative, Microsoft will sell you a license (including a CD-key and activation rights) for less than the retail price of XP via their website here.
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