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wotaz

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My daughters computer has a copied xp-pro. We have a new purchased xp pro, question is: when I reinstall the os, I assume all files and programs that she has accumulated will be lost :tazz: .If this is true can I copy all (disk copy) files to an 2nd hard drive, then reinstall xp then go back and recoup the files she had accumulated, and delete old xp os off the 2nd hd ;)
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Howdy:

If you have a new legal version, all you need to do is call Microsoft with the legal key code.. They will issue an activation code for you to use!!

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Murray; Tks for ur reply. But if the copy on the hd is from a different cd, wouldn't it be coded differently from the new one? :tazz: I mean before xp could even be installed it has to have a product code typed in before it can beinstalled. So aren't the product codes, for proof, i.d., purposes be different.
Unless ur telling me that Microsoft only needs to see an unregistered number, it will accept any previously installed xp program? ;)
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At worst, you may have to do a "repair" install of XP (doesn't hurt any personal files, programs, etc) using the new key code.. But, it is the activation code that makes all the difference..

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;) Tks Murray, ur a big help. Took alot of my worries away :tazz:
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