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Reinstalled xp problem

Reinstalled xp home on my laptop after a crash
and yes this is the xp that came with my system
now it says unauthorized product key and i have
4 days left.
what now????

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Re: reinstalled xp problem

If your internet connection works try activating it online. If not you will have to call Microshaft and give them the number generated by the 'phone option' if the internet activation will not work.

Call this number to get your system activated.


Just tell them you had to reinstall and you have no major upgrades and you have only installed XP on one system and they should give you a number to plug in so your OS will be activated and good to go.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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