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Windows Xp Home

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#1 golfnut64


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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:17 AM

Hi I have a desktop that had Widows ME & tryed to load XP home in it but it had been used too many times & would not finish the set up Is there any way to do this short of spending $100 bucks to get the new CD Thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:04 AM

but it had been used too many times

what has been used too many times
if you have used your xp home cd once and have registered it once, I dont think you can install it again

however if you are talking about the harddrive being used too much i suggest going to this site and erase your hard drive. Then try re-installing xp.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:46 PM

or maybe how many licence keys do you have?

I beleive you can reuse a CD but surely you need a unique licence key for each computer's installation as, as I understand it it is the licence key that IS 'the key ' to success; you cannot use the same key on more than ONE computer :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 02:07 PM

Quite possibly you mean that you can't activate Windows XP because Microsoft has detected that you have used the product key more than what is alloted...This is not fatal!!! If you get this message just call the 1-800 number for customer support. They will ask you what the problem is and if you are adding this installation on more than one computer. Just explain what you want to do.

If you have used this CD and key to install XP on another computer which is probably the case, if I understand you correctly, you will more than likely have to purchase an additional license in order to have a valid installation. There isn't any other way around it.

You can install and re-install XP on the same machine more than once but again you may be prompted to contact customer support by phone and then explain why you are re-installing ie: replaced hard drive, needed to re-partition, or whatever. They will then give you another key to activate your current installation. I've had to do this a couple of times and it is no big deal.
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:14 PM

Before I close this topic for a violation of the board rules - are you referring to the CD being installed too many times on one computer with the original CD key. Or, is it from being installed on too many computers?

If it's the former, you can call Microsoft using the number in the product activation window.
If it's the latter, I'd suggest that you look elsewhere because that's illegal and won't be condoned here.
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