Windows Activation

  Buckomeladdie 09:27 06 Jul 2005

Am I able to avoid re-activating Windows XP when I reformat and reinstall XP Home?

  ventanas 09:35 06 Jul 2005

No. However there are some exceptions. Dell pc's for instance.

  ventanas 09:40 06 Jul 2005

I should explain, I have three Dells in this office, and am actually reformatting two of them right now. Neither has requested even a product key, and from experience I know they will not require activation. I simply assume that all this info is kept on the 40mb hidden partition.

Any other will almost certainly require activation.

  Buckomeladdie 09:45 06 Jul 2005

Thanx - just as I suspected!

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