Having installed an existing HD/WindowsXP into a machine with a replacement MoBo Windows has posted a message saying to effect Oi! you have changed sometihng re register within 3 days. Fair enough - but because other commitments I am not likely to complete the machine and get it back on line before the time limit. So what is the likely out come when it does get on line after 'Time out'?
If it is some time since you last activated your XP you will probably not be connected to a representative but to an automated system where you have to key in a long list of numbers then receive a code in return.
Surprise Surprise The percieved wisdom in this type of build is that the existing O/S will not 'talk' to the new MoBo and a new format and set up is required. Indeed in the Novatech 'build sheet'- they go to great lengths to point this out. But it run as described with the 're activate warning' What a brezze it turned out to be I delivered and connected it up- Got the reactivate 'click here' Was offered a choice doing so via Internet, mail or telephone[as described by FB] Selected Internet and the 'You are Reactivated' came back instantly. No Code to enter or any thing This morning the owner assailed me with a raft of E-mails - She must have stayed up all night - as she had been with out a machine since November and had pages of mails to wade through.
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