Windows Activation



Maddie :)
07-10-2005, 02:13 AM
Does anyone know how to activate a copy of Windows that has already been
activated?
I purchased a copy of Windows XP Home, installed and activated it several
months ago. Since then, that particular computer had a "hissy fit" and I had
to reformat the hard-drive and reinstall Windows. I've just gone to activate
it again (because it keeps insisting that I do it!) and it won't allow me to
do it, stating that the product has already been installed and activated
previously. It's on the same machine but on a reformatted hard-drive.

Does anyone know how I can stop it asking me to reactivate it again when it
won't acually let me do it?

Many thanks in advance
Maddie

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 02:13 AM
Hi,

Use the option to phone in activation.

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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

"Maddie :)" <Maddie :)@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:75A73B97-1124-469C-9A9E-11553324DFFE@microsoft.com...
> Does anyone know how to activate a copy of Windows that has already been
> activated?
> I purchased a copy of Windows XP Home, installed and activated it several
> months ago. Since then, that particular computer had a "hissy fit" and I
> had
> to reformat the hard-drive and reinstall Windows. I've just gone to
> activate
> it again (because it keeps insisting that I do it!) and it won't allow me
> to
> do it, stating that the product has already been installed and activated
> previously. It's on the same machine but on a reformatted hard-drive.
>
> Does anyone know how I can stop it asking me to reactivate it again when
> it
> won't acually let me do it?
>
> Many thanks in advance
> Maddie


Windows Activation