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My dad has a legit copy of microsoft xp and I also have had it on my computer which was he's old one and it has worked fine but I have had to erase and reinstall it several times to the point it will not let me activate it with the key code that my dad has that has worked in the past but is now saying can't activate with that same key number because it has been activated to many time! please tell me the easiest, quickest most convient way to fix this? Thanks

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U must other key code or you will have to buy for a new liscense microsoft xp. There are also pirated liscense which you an use at your own risk.

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