Preserve Windows Activation

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  1. sosaiso

    sosaiso Registered Member

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    Is there any quick and easy way to preserve someone's Windows XP Pro activation?

    I know I just did this with Vista, and I was wondering if there is a similar way I could do this with XP.

    It's an OEM, and they don't have the original disk, but managed to get a hang of another disk and need to reformat the computer.

    Thanks for the help in advance.
     
  2. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Heres a possible solution.

    http://netsecurity.about.com/od/windowsxp/qt/aaqtwinxp0829.htm

    Another solution could be to try and replace the OEM disk. See if the manfacturer can supply you with it or else search around. I have an old IBM thinkpad that i lost the install disks to. Fortunately i was able to find an original set on ebay for a good price.
     
  3. sosaiso

    sosaiso Registered Member

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    Thanks!

    I will try this later today and let you know how it goes.
     
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