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re installation of win xp


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If win xp has been installed, and activated, is it possible to re install win xp?
Is it possible to re install win xp as often as you want?
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yes, though you need to call microsoft to activate by phone after a certain number of installs.

Note, licensing requires that you install Windows on only one machine, so you can not buy a windows cd and isntall it on three machines
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So every time I want to re install, I have to call microsoft? I can re install as often as I want?
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Yes, when you activate now it shows activation complete, when you go over 5 re-installs, it says you have re-installed this more than the permitted number of times, please click to activate over the phone, then it lets you enter a number which it always says is incorrect, then you hang on, it connects you to their " next available operator ", you give them the first 6 numbers, they ask if you have installed it before and if this is the only PC this copy is installed on, then they give you the numbers and windows activates
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When I install win xp on 2 different partitions, do I need to activate both of them?
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why would you want to install xp on two seperate partitions?
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If win xp has not yet been activated, can you install it as often as you want?

I mean re installing, so formatting the partition win xp is on and then re install win xp.

Edited by okeee, 21 June 2006 - 01:47 AM.

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still didn't answer the question of why you want to install on 2 partitions


what exactly are you doing?
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I could use win xp on 2 partitions.

If win xp has not yet been activated, can you install it as often as you want?

I mean re installing, so formatting the partition win xp is on and then re install win xp.
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still not sure where this is going

You could install windows 1000 times and not activate it, but the OS will cease to operate in, what is it? 21 days? I forget.

When you activate it on one machine, you would not likely be able to activate it on a second machine, and those machines would eventually cease to function.

You could install it and activate it on single machine, then I suppose, install and activate it to a second partition on the same machine. You would still likely be prompted to activate by phone, and need to explain that this OS is functioning as a dual boot on a single machine, as the license allows windows to be installed on a single machine at a time. You might get a very confused person from India refusing to give you the activation code, though
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