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Old 06-09-2013, 12:20 AM
 
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That was my impression, it won't activate because MS has stepped up enforcement.

I know I've used activation keys for OEM copies of XP without trouble on second computers.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:50 AM
 
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I thought it won't activate if you install on a new computer?
If it's been a long enough time between installs it will.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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I thought it won't activate if you install on a new computer?
I was able to reactivate mine when I rebuilt my machine from the ground up. It had been about 18 months since the original build. When the MB on the new build had to be replaced a few weeks later it deactivated, but I only had to call in to the automated activation system to get it done.
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