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Old 04-19-2004, 03:30 AM   #1
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I paid like couple of hundred bucks for my copy of windows xp home and after reformatting a couple of times, microsoft tells me that ive already activated when i try to activate it. Can anyone tell me what to do?
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Where did you buy this copy of Windows from? I don't generally like to say it but it could be a fake copy .
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I got it as an oem copy. And its original im pretty sure.
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You should probably bring it back to the store you got it from and say what happened. If that doesn't work then ring up Microsoft - number should be on the box - and tell them what has happened.
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Old 04-20-2004, 01:16 PM   #5
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Opt to register by phone. Then just call them up and they will do it/.
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Yeah - and if the code its not registering - I'm sure Microsoft would be happy to know where you got it from!
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Old 04-28-2004, 03:26 AM   #7
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I think a lot of OEM CD's are designed to recognize one particular PC, and automatically register as activated
that's how it works on my dad's Dell laptop
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I've never heard of that happening before but if you brought the CD it should have been neutralised of that because it would be a Box Pack? Unless it was a bit illicet!
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:39 AM   #9
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the XP CD came with it
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Oh, well - XP Unlicenced Copies aren't too hard to find. I have one myself!

EDIT: That being legal unlicenced ones of course!
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