XP activation

  JKAM 14:42 23 Jan 2006

I have been left a PC which has an illegal Windows XP Pro on it. I have now purchased a legal copy, but do not want to format and start again. Can I use the new activation code for my existing circumstance and make it a legal copy?

  phil46 14:54 23 Jan 2006

I would say no it wouldn't accept the valid activation key onto an illegal copy.

  Smiler 14:57 23 Jan 2006

Try phoning microsoft and asking them what the procedure is :-)

  Quickbeam 15:06 23 Jan 2006

I have two computers in the office & accidentally repair procedured one with the wrong disk... I put the correct key in for this disk and it accepted it, and then it became the new disk version... a few weeks later I did the same with the other one to make it right, so in effect they swapped over computers!

  JKAM 21:54 23 Jan 2006

I thank you for your trouble, I have an idea what to do now.

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