Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC
I'm thinking of upgrading my computer, but keeping the hard drive. If I change my mainboard does this nulify my Windows activation?
It should not- as long as you have the COA on the computer. Since you will lose the oembin in the BIOS you will have to activate your copy again. It will as you to put the 25 num/alph sequence in and of course not like them. then they will provide you with an 800 number to call- stay on the line until you reach India -you read off about 8 set of numbers they give you eight sets of numbers and it is activated.
I hope you purchase a dell, so you have a disc to work with. Most of the others just stuff it on another particition and tell you to make a copy.
Any who, that about all of the procedure you will endure. (it is a little more elaborate not much)
Posted on May 15, 2009
Yes , if you change the motherboard it would nullify the activation . You can reacctivate the windows by putting the product key again.
In some cases and reinstallation of windows is required because of change in motherboard components and drivers. So before upgrading do back up all information from the harddirve .
Posted on May 15, 2009
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Use another drive letter...
Another point is that a different drive letter that is not typically used also works as expected. If it is feasible for you, use different drive letter when mapping to your network resource.
Restart Terminal Services-based component...
If using another drive letter to map your network resource is not an option, you can try to correct the issue by restarting the Terminal Services-based component.
Restart Terminal Services...
Another way to fix the problem is to restart the whole Terminal Services service. You can do so by executing the following steps:
-> Go to the Start Menu
-> Type services.msc and hit ENTER
-> Locate Terminal Services
-> Right click it and select RESTART
This should break the connection between the Terminal Services and the resource and make the network drive letter available for your use.
The good news is that some attempts have been made by Microsoft to handle this error message and the underlying causes by Windows. The System error 85 has occurred was often visible in Microsoft Windows 2000. The Service Pack 3 and Service Pack 4 include some fix for this.
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