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Old 05-16-2005, 03:50 AM   #1
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Question Windows XP Product Activation

Hi all,

I've got a legit copy of windows xp pro. I was wondering how may times it can be activated b4 its screws everything up.

Thnx Heaps
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Old 05-16-2005, 04:17 AM   #2
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You mean when it 'disables' itself until you DO finally activate it?

its usually 30 days. put your mouse pointer over the key in the taskbar and itll tell you how long you have to go until Windows goes into 'standby' mode.
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Old 05-16-2005, 12:55 PM   #3
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No, thats not what he means, he means:
How many times can he re-install and activate before microsoft will give up and say this is illegal? Well to me it was four but it has to be the same computer each time. For others it will probably take longer.
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Old 05-16-2005, 12:57 PM   #4
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3 times i think ... don't hold me to that
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Old 05-16-2005, 02:12 PM   #5
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Well I heard that in the next Windows Product (maybe Longhorn) that they will make it so if you reformat or if that serial is used more than 10 times you have to call them and verify that it is yourself the person that bought the copy.

Anyway onto your problem, how many times can it be activated before it "screws up". What do you mean by "screws up", its a Windows product its already screwed up naturally.
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Old 05-16-2005, 03:11 PM   #6
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So i was right!!
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Old 05-16-2005, 11:28 PM   #7
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I reinstalled about 10 times before I was disabled from doing so.
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