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XP reset

Last response: in Windows XP
January 24, 2013 4:57:13 PM

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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a b U Graphics card
January 25, 2013 3:54:10 AM

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:
January 25, 2013 4:21:24 PM

Best answer selected by ZHopps.
January 25, 2013 4:21:35 PM

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!