reinstalling and activating xp



AM
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
I want to reformat my hd and reinstall windows xp from scratch. I activated
xp when I installed it the first time. My question is.... will I be allowed
to activate it again after I reformat and reinstall xp? I just wanted to
check before I go and make some dumb mistake and end up with no OS in the
end.
thanks for any input.

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
AM wrote:
> I want to reformat my hd and reinstall windows xp from scratch. I
> activated xp when I installed it the first time. My question is....
> will I be allowed to activate it again after I reformat and reinstall
> xp? I just wanted to check before I go and make some dumb mistake
> and end up with no OS in the end.
> thanks for any input.

Simple answer: Yes.


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Rock
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
AM wrote:

> I want to reformat my hd and reinstall windows xp from scratch. I activated
> xp when I installed it the first time. My question is.... will I be allowed
> to activate it again after I reformat and reinstall xp? I just wanted to
> check before I go and make some dumb mistake and end up with no OS in the
> end.
> thanks for any input.
>
>

Yes it should activate.

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John Barnett MVP
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Yes you will be allowed to activate it again.

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"AM" <fakeemailaddress@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eAML3JsZFHA.2984@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>I want to reformat my hd and reinstall windows xp from scratch. I activated
>xp when I installed it the first time. My question is.... will I be allowed
>to activate it again after I reformat and reinstall xp? I just wanted to
>check before I go and make some dumb mistake and end up with no OS in the
>end.
> thanks for any input.
>


reinstalling and activating xp