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Windows xp home edition

I had a problem with my computer hard drive was wiped finally managed to re-boot now it's asking for activation code help!

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Activation is a form of copy protection, in which each copy of XP must be turned on by registering it with Microsoft. The copy of Windows XP is then uniquely associated with a particular computer, thus preventing pirating of the operating system by using the same disk to upgrade multiple machines.

Upon re-installation, the registration files were wiped too.
You can call microsoft anytime to reactivate your Windows XP.
Here is the number: 1-888-571-2048

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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