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    i have just reformatted and reinstalled windows xp
    it is the second tim i have to activated windows but it says that i have exeeded the number of times i cn reactivate and then wants me to phone to activate
    why cant i reactivate and how many time should i be allowed to reactivate an oem windows xp license

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    Call the number and follow the instructions.

    More information about activation here: http://www.aumha.org/a/wpa.htm

    Remember, no illegal tips/tricks about activation allowed on this forum, so best to do what Windows tells you.

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    calling m$ is a pain, but I've had to call them a few times now and I havn't had a problem getting activated
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    i know about not asking for anything illegal on this forum
    i dont want any illegal tips
    i was just asking for any advice or anything before i phoned them

    also i thought there was about 6 reactivations allowed or something like that but this is only my secont time activating it

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    i just read that article and it mentions the NIC as being important
    should i put my original network card back in? or can i continue using my new integrated one

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    if you like your hardware setup the way it is then leave it and just call them...it'll probably take 10 minutes

    if you don't like giving M$ a ring then wait 120 days between activations , the activation resets after that long (at least it does with retail versions, I don't know about OEM) ....in other words, wait at least 4 months before you format again and you should be able to activate without a hastle (assuming you activate this copy or you'll be formating every month waiting for 120 days to be up)

    admin, if there is something taboo about that^ then just tell me and delete it

    :cheers:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    im not bothered whether i use onboard or seperate nic so im gonna try puttin my old card in and see if i can activate online
    ill post back after ive done that

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    i just phoned them and got windows activated no problem and i didnt need to have the old network card in

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    Now you see why I use open licensing. :D
    Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill
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    ya it sucks, but I'm not going to completely switch to linux until I'm more comfortable with it

    but until then everything else that is use is either opensource or freeware if I can't find a good enough opensource app

    the only exceptions are games the OS itself...but I'm working on my Linux skills :devil:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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