Activation of XP on a new drive after old one crashed

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Eric Mc, May 18, 2004.

  1. Eric Mc

    Eric Mc Guest

    My hard drive crashed hard after I upgraded to Windows XP Home edition. I bought a new drive, installed it, and have Windows 98 running on it. I need to upgrade to XP again but I already activated XP on the old crashed drive. Will it let me upgrade and activate it again on the new drive or do I have to get some special permission from Microsoft? I'm not going to buy another new copy of the XP upgrade

    Thanks for the help!
     
    Eric Mc, May 18, 2004
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  2. Eric Mc

    Jerry Guest

    At the most, to activate, you will have to call a toll-free number.

    bought a new drive, installed it, and have Windows 98 running on it. I need
    to upgrade to XP again but I already activated XP on the old crashed drive.
    Will it let me upgrade and activate it again on the new drive or do I have
    to get some special permission from Microsoft? I'm not going to buy another
    new copy of the XP upgrade!
     
    Jerry, May 18, 2004
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  3. Eric;
    There is no need to buy another windows XP.
    Attempt internet activation.
    If that fails, choose the option to activate by phone, call Microsoft
    at displayed number, done in about 5 minutes.


    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


    edition. I bought a new drive, installed it, and have Windows 98
    running on it. I need to upgrade to XP again but I already activated
    XP on the old crashed drive. Will it let me upgrade and activate it
    again on the new drive or do I have to get some special permission
    from Microsoft? I'm not going to buy another new copy of the XP
    upgrade!
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], May 18, 2004
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  4. Eric Mc

    Eric Mc Guest

    Thanks for the help, I'll give it a try.
     
    Eric Mc, May 18, 2004
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