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Old 12-11-2005, 07:36 AM   #1
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Default How many times can I reinstall windows?

Hey,

Does anyone know the most amount of times you can reinstall the same copy of windows, on the same machine, before microsoft start charging you for it?
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Old 12-11-2005, 07:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: How many times can I reinstall windows?

I think it is 25 but that is for online validation after 25 you need to ring them to validate. I THINK...
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Old 12-11-2005, 07:41 AM   #3
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Default Re: How many times can I reinstall windows?

AHH im fine then, I always mess up windows, and someone told me that they start charging you after a bit, im on linux for a while now to just see which suit me better. The worst case scenario is id have to buy a new copy of xp, which is one weeks wages. In only 15 so dont think im some adult getting really badly paid.
Anyway tobicles thanks alot
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I don't think there is a limit. It will start to complain after a few times, but then u can just call them and they will give u a new key.
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Old 12-11-2005, 08:45 AM   #5
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just format your OS partition before every install. the computer wont know any better.
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Old 12-11-2005, 12:21 PM   #6
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ive must of reinstall windows around 50 times... ive had to call them a good 10-15 times to renew it lol i alwasy get some pakistani guy who i can never understand what their saying loll
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