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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.
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Posted on Aug 19, 2008
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System restore will not do what your asking.
However there is a way but you will need a Installation cd Assume you have Windows XP
Then you need to borrow or buy a Windows XP Home Edition or Pro
You can buy one used from Ebay.
There are two options !.Repair install this will save all files/data on your hard drive.
Follow these instructions to Repair install.
Boot the computer using the XP CD.
You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive.
Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.
Do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).
I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.
If Repair is not one of the options, END setup.
After the reboot
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.
Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.
Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.
2. If you want to do a clean install that will completely wipe your hard drive clean then follow the instructions from this site http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/win...
You will then need to reload all Microsoft Windows Updates and find all other drivers and software from http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/c...
Then wham bam you should be back in business.
hope this helps
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