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Cant Activate windows ?!?!?

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September 12, 2004 5:00:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

I bought a bopy of WindowsXP Home OEM for my new rig last
week, the original cd came damaged and i couldnt wait for
a month for it to be RMA'd so i copied a version my
friend had and used the Serial Number that my original
version came with..

Well, i installed windows last week, and finally bought
myself a graphics card, for the card to work perfectly i
reinstalled Windows. It all went smoothly as expected,
but i just cant seem to activate it ?!!

i used the same serial number that i used when i
installed before, is that the problem i am having ? it is
OEM version, but i installed it on the same computer,
which the OEM version is for...

this a problem or am i worrying about nothing ?

cheers,

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Anonymous
September 12, 2004 8:00:56 PM

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Choose the alternative option to "activate by phone".

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

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"Adam" wrote:

| I bought a bopy of WindowsXP Home OEM for my new rig last
| week, the original cd came damaged and i couldnt wait for
| a month for it to be RMA'd so i copied a version my
| friend had and used the Serial Number that my original
| version came with..
|
| Well, i installed windows last week, and finally bought
| myself a graphics card, for the card to work perfectly i
| reinstalled Windows. It all went smoothly as expected,
| but i just cant seem to activate it ?!!
|
| i used the same serial number that i used when i
| installed before, is that the problem i am having ? it is
| OEM version, but i installed it on the same computer,
| which the OEM version is for...
|
| this a problem or am i worrying about nothing ?
|
| cheers,
!