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Old 12-15-2007, 08:05 PM   #1
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If i want to reinstall windows is it possible to reregister windows a second time if i registered it the other time?
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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i think you can re-install it on the same hardware as many times as you want (whether it's a retail version or an OEM version), but if you want to reinstall it onto a new computer you have to have the retail version.
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:15 PM   #3
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i think you can re-install it on the same hardware as many times as you want (whether it's a retail version or an OEM version), but if you want to reinstall it onto a new computer you have to have the retail version.
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Old 12-16-2007, 01:32 AM   #4
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If your reinstalling it on the same computer say after a reformat then just input your key and activate it but don't register it again I made a mistake in registering i to many times after reformatting and it invalidated my key
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If your reinstalling it on the same computer say after a reformat then just input your key and activate it but don't register it again I made a mistake in registering i to many times after reformatting and it invalidated my key
If that happens you just call MS and explain the situation and they will sort it for you.
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:47 AM   #6
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If your reinstalling it on the same computer say after a reformat then just input your key and activate it but don't register it again I made a mistake in registering i to many times after reformatting and it invalidated my key
Don't you have to register it or it will not let u go on after thirty days or is that activation? Also, what is the difference?
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