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I have just recently upgraded my system with a new Mobo and Graphics card. I am still running XP until I can buy 7. When I booted up the computer, it says that I have to activate my Windows product. This is impossible because I'm still using the same HDD and I have owned this copy for about 10 years. i do not have the reactivation codes and when I call the number for activation they say that it "Is not a Windows product". Any help will be nice.
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    It is asking for reactivation because of the hardware changes. It was probably an OEM install and will request reactivation when there are hardware changes. This article may help:
    http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/A_3721-Can-I-transfer-my-OEM-version-of-Windows-to-another-PC.html
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  3. Well I managed to get my old code (from the other case) and called them so now it works. I didn't know that hardware could do that, thanks!
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