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Hi guys, I've got a genuine version of windows xp media center, and I've registered it with microsoft, but if i format my PC and install the same version with the same serial, will i still be able to register it again? or will it deny it?

I need to format my PC, but I'm worried it wont let me register again... Any help would be VERY much appreciated :)

Paul

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Hi guys, I've got a genuine version of windows xp media center, and I've registered it with microsoft, but if i format my PC and install the same version with the same serial, will i still be able to register it again? or will it deny it?

I need to format my PC, but I'm worried it wont let me register again... Any help would be VERY much appreciated :)

Paul

don't worry you will be able to regester it again.

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Hi guys, I've got a genuine version of windows xp media center, and I've registered it with microsoft, but if i format my PC and install the same version with the same serial, will i still be able to register it again? or will it deny it?

I need to format my PC, but I'm worried it wont let me register again... Any help would be VERY much appreciated :)

Paul

I have a store bought PC and have reformatted it several times. It was only necesary to register it once, since it was already registered.  ;)

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so it send off a hardware profile with the registration?? I'm considering upgrading my mobo and graphics card soon though...

when you make a change like that it will not let you activate it anymore because it looks like a new pc, but all you have to do is then call it in, and they will give you a key.

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it doesnt really matter.. You call the local number.. and you are going to get sent some where in the world where labor is cheap..

It shouldnt be an issue.. I have reinstalled windows XP pro so many time and I have never had to call in for activation..

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coolies, so really the only time you need to reactivate is if you buy a whole new PC with no OS preinstalled?? Not like that'll be happening anytime soon lol :P

no not really because Ive gotten the "you need to reactive windows" thing after just changing a video card. but sometimes ive chaned a motherboard a processor and memory and never gotten it. so its all differnent.

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Since windows only has the basic drivers it sometimes uses the same driver for 100s of devices.

if it had all the drivers out there u would never need a cd when u buy hardware

so yeah sometimes the hardware will change but not the driver so it doesnt notice a change

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