Reformatting the Hard Disk

  Manie 17:33 24 Sep 2006
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I wish to format the hard Disk and reinstall
my genuine version of XP pro OEM addition.
Will I be able to validate the same edition for
the second time ?

  Strawballs 17:54 24 Sep 2006

Yes when I was having trouble with my daughters harddrive I reinstalled and reactivated it online with no problem then had to do it again less than a week later when the harddrive died and I put a new drive in with no problem.

  Batch 18:48 24 Sep 2006

As long as you aren't making major hardware changes you should be fine. See click here

This states (under "Modifications to hardware and how they affect the activation status of Windows XP"): "Additionally, reinstallation of Windows XP on the same or similar hardware and a subsequent reactivation can be accomplished an infinite number of times."

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