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Anonymous
September 14, 2005 9:34:03 PM

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I am a XP Home SP2 user. I received a copy of XP Professional from my
college. I installed it on my computer to try it out, but I ended up going
back to Home SP2. I gave the Pro copy to my friend who has Win98, but it says
the product key is already in use. But it is not in use because I deleted it
off of my computer. What do I need to do? Thanks in advance.

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Anonymous
September 14, 2005 11:47:27 PM

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If you encounter a problem with activation via the internet,
then simply choose the alternative option to "activate by phone".

How to activate Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307890

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"GS" wrote:

| I am a XP Home SP2 user. I received a copy of XP Professional from my
| college. I installed it on my computer to try it out, but I ended up going
| back to Home SP2. I gave the Pro copy to my friend who has Win98, but it says
| the product key is already in use. But it is not in use because I deleted it
| off of my computer. What do I need to do? Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
September 15, 2005 1:55:35 AM

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The activation is kept for 120 days, for Internet Activation. Activate by
phone.


"GS" <GS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:978E98F6-B2DC-4B4C-8ED2-3022D715F01F@microsoft.com...
>I am a XP Home SP2 user. I received a copy of XP Professional from my
> college. I installed it on my computer to try it out, but I ended up going
> back to Home SP2. I gave the Pro copy to my friend who has Win98, but it
> says
> the product key is already in use. But it is not in use because I deleted
> it
> off of my computer. What do I need to do? Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
September 15, 2005 2:05:30 AM

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Most licences given by colleges are for the student only, and are not
transferable. Like an OEM version, they are usually tied permanently to the
first system they are activated on.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"GS" <GS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:978E98F6-B2DC-4B4C-8ED2-3022D715F01F@microsoft.com...
>I am a XP Home SP2 user. I received a copy of XP Professional from my
> college. I installed it on my computer to try it out, but I ended up going
> back to Home SP2. I gave the Pro copy to my friend who has Win98, but it
> says
> the product key is already in use. But it is not in use because I deleted
> it
> off of my computer. What do I need to do? Thanks in advance.
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