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I have Windows XP Home and use Microsoft Word XP. I am having problems which I suspect are to do with my hard drive and am thinking of changing it. I have been told that I will not be able to reinstall either the Windows XP Home or the Microsoft Word if I do this as they will think that they are in a different computer. Please can you tell me if this is correct and if so how can I obtain new Licences for them and how much will they cost? Any help or advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you, David

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  • Jodakist Aug 19, 2008

    Thank you Darkman and dleahy for your interest in my posting.



    After I made the posting on this site, I found a Microsoft Small Business website, so posted the same message on there and a short while later, a lady from Microsoft telephoned me to say that there should be any problem with changing the hard drive as the problem is when the motherboard is changed. So I now have my answer and have now ordered a new hard drive.



    Thank you both again for your interest, I am most grateful to you both.



    Regards,



    David



    ps. I am sorry but don't seem to be able to rate either of your postings at the moment but will try again tomorrow as the site might be busy at the moment.

  • Jodakist Aug 19, 2008

    Sorry my above message should read that there shouldn't be a problem changing the hard drive only the motherboard.



    David

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The serial numbers will only be rejected if you register again online, if you get problems a simple email or phone call to the microsoft support centre in you country and explaining to them what you have done and they will sort you out.

Changing the HDD will not be a problem anyway, it's normally when you replace several key components of the system causes the OS to make a fuss and require re-activation.

Hope this helps.

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Can you detail your problems

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  • David Leahy Aug 20, 2008

    If you are only changing you hard drive, try downloading disk cloning software. This might save several hours relaoding software and drivers!

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