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Old 07-01-2005, 04:01 PM   #1
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Hi I am wondering If I can use the windows xp cd that came with my old comp for my new comp that I am building myself?
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Old 07-01-2005, 11:15 PM   #2
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yes if you still have the cdkey
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Old 07-01-2005, 11:56 PM   #3
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Yes you can.
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you may have a problem activating it though...
if so, well, there's google, microsoft's phone # ( set aside about 3 free hours), or the store.
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Some Windows XP pro installers<specially the older one> don't need to be activated anymore. Just have the cdkey and voila!
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yeah... there are also ways of doing this with corporate keys, and crack programs etc.. but of course we can't talk about suck things here.
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Old 07-08-2005, 01:00 AM   #7
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If you end up calling Microsoft Customer Support because activation says so, just tell them that your computer screwed up and need to be reformatted again. They'll understand. I do it all the time and they always grant me activation codes.
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Microsoft doesn't really care if you're using a legit or cracked copy, all they really care about is that you're using their software.
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that is true what rewtguy said.
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If you end up calling Microsoft Customer Support because activation says so, just tell them that your computer screwed up and need to be reformatted again. They'll understand. I do it all the time and they always grant me activation codes.
they do get suspicious if you keep phoning to re-activate the same code...

There was one time they asked me what I was doing because I activated the same copy of XP 50 times in one month...

(it was completly leagal as well before anyone says anything)
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