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XP Home re-install - key authorised too many times?


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#1 tjgoldstein

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:06 AM

Hi all,

Have just done a complete re-install of my Windows XP Home, an authentic edition, and have tried to register the product but unfortunately, it says my key has been authorised too many times?

This will be the third time only that I have re-installed this copy on my computer and no-one else has ever used the disc so I am a bit confused as to what is happening with it all?

How would I bypass this as I shouldn't have to fork out more money for another disc?

Any help that could be sent my way will be vastly appreciated. :thumbsup:

thank you.

tj

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:21 AM

Simply ring Microsoft. Microsoft only allows your key to be activated 3 times online. If you wish to activate your Windows XP installation contact Microsoft and they will run through the process with you and get it activated.
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#3 tjgoldstein

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:50 AM

Ahhh, thank you!

I thought I might have to do so but was very hesitant as I find Microsoft to be as confusing as hell... lol.

Will give them a call and then I'll post an update :thumbsup:

Thank you once again.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:59 AM

omg!

So fast! So easy! So wonderful!

Well, I just gave them a call and got it all activated without a problem.

thanks for the help :thumbsup:




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