How to re-activate Windows XP

  PvG 21:44 27 Jul 2013
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Hi I installed Windows XP two days ago and now have to re-install because of HDD problem. Now in Microsoft's wisdom, the automated voice won't let me re-activate (thinks it is pirated) and tells me to go Microsoft.com/genuine where I can't get anything connected with re-activation but I could buy a new copy of Windows7. Ha Ha ha. Customer support takes me in a non-person loop so I can't resolve my problem. Anyone got a suggestion of how I can speak to someone to rectify this. My copy is genuine. Thanks.

  lotvic 22:10 27 Jul 2013

AFAIK if you don't press any buttons (menu) and don't do any verbal (silence from you) you get to talk to a person.

  lotvic 22:11 27 Jul 2013

...you can break your vow of silence then. lol

  PvG 09:58 28 Jul 2013

I did eventually manage to get through to a very helpful and chatty guy in India who resolved the issue for me. Appreciate your help.

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