Win XP re-activation

  Spindrift 11:19 11 Jan 2006

Hi, I am giving a XP Home OEM PC to a friend. It has been lying idle for months so I had to put a new MoBo battery in. It still has original HDD and hardware etc and activated in my name. I reformatted the drive and installed the OS in my friends name. Can I reactivate it at my BB connection or up at his house. I know I will have to phone Micro$oft to do this. Also if/when activated can I install M$ updates as he is on dial-up.


  Chegs ®™ 11:23 11 Jan 2006


  Yoda2002 11:25 11 Jan 2006

to define yes you can reg it in your friends name at your house and do the win updates at your BB house

  Spindrift 11:28 11 Jan 2006

Chegs, thankyou. Will do it now. Will try to let you know how it goes.


  Spindrift 11:29 11 Jan 2006

Thanks to you too Yoda.


  Spindrift 08:03 12 Jan 2006

Hi again,

Everything went fine, activated online and downloaded all the critical updates, the usual mal/spyware plus AVG. Many thanks.


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