quote:Originally posted by: hotsami...(If I Repair Windows XP, it asks for Activation and I have already completed my 3 times activation chances on the OEM brand of XP)....
quote:Originally posted by: ice91785Even if it will not let you activate it again, you just have to call the number that pops up -- a rep will talk to you and explain you are doing a windows re-install due to the fact you upgraded hardware. For the most part they just give you a new activation code; I have done it probably 5 times or so
quote:Originally posted by: xtremeskier97I swear I thought I posted twice in this thread...but it's only showing once.Anywho...is this a desktop or a notebook system?If desktop, install a spare hard drive and disconnect your current hard drive. Install a clean load of XP to the spare drive and load up drivers and such. Doing a clean load it will give you 30 days before you need to activate. This will give you a chance to install all drivers and see the difference in performance. If you see no difference, simple remove the spare drive and hook your old one back up. If there IS a performance difference, you can then remove the spare and hook up the old drive and proceed with a clean install.Good luck.