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New hard drive, how I activate my XP?


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Zixe

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Hi everyone, I got a Windows XP CD for christmas awhile ago and I installed it onto my old hard drive and such, works fine. But now I got a new hard drive and I installed it but it says my windows is activated and it cant activated on my new hard drive now.

How do I unactivate it from my old hard drive so I can install it onto my new hard drive?

Edited by Zixe, 16 June 2005 - 11:57 AM.

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gerryf

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you cannot....choose activate by phone, you will get an 800 number to call.

Tell them that your old harddrive crashed and you needed to install a new one and they will give you a new activation code after asking you several questions
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Zixe

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Ugh no wonder people just download it.

:tazz:


NEW FEATURE: unactivate

::emails to microsoft::
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gerryf

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actually, MOVE activation would be a great feature.

There is a method for retaining/restoring activation that is widely spread on the Interent, but it DOES NOT WORK--this method is based on a misconception of the original method and intent of a windows xp repair.

One guy got it wrong, and now there are a million people posting it as a restore activation method that very few have ever tried.

This is why the Internet stinks....to paraphrase an old freedom of the press witicism.....any fool with a printing press....
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