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Reinstalling Windows help.

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by Usfgeek, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Usfgeek

    Usfgeek Member

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    Hey, is there a way to reinstall windows with the same key on the same machine numerous times without the key becoming void? I ask this because i've done this before and had to purchase a new key altogether *Stupid Windows...
     
  2. nownthen

    nownthen Regular member

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    Normally in the event that you have to reinstall windows you do not need a new serial.
     
  3. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

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    with XP, i think you get 6 installs off one key. then you have to call MS and bitch and moan until they give you a key good for one install. i had to deal with this just this past fall.

    then i found XP SP2 for sale at a college for $30 and snatched that. hello new key!
     
  4. shiloh72

    shiloh72 Guest

    what i want to know is can you run any key from any windows xp pro to another windows xp pro?
     
  5. NicHt

    NicHt Regular member

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    Well, Do you care about the Legality ;)
     
  6. Morph416

    Morph416 Active member

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    Nope. There's four different versions of XP (not Home vs Pro)...:

    Upgrade,
    OEM,
    Retail, and
    Corporate.

    A new key, if you need one....isn't that expensive.
     

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