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  1. ax3

    ax3 Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !

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    is it true that we can install WIN XP only 3 times from our XP cd ?


    further installation becomes impossible ........


    anybody who has installed XP more than 3 times ......


    PS: Read in 1 of other tech forums ........ plz clear my doubt .........
     
  2. aakash_mishra

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    You can install any software no. of times untill CD is in good condition.

    Well I dont think so. I have installed XP ten times but that was pirated but my XP is geniune.
    Pls give me the source I also want to read about it
     
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    You can install XP an unlimited amount of time on the same system. It doesn't matter.
    If you have home edition, you will have to activate windows each time you do so.
    I myself had had problems with my PC so I had to reinstall like around 20 times till now !!
     
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    I don't think you can install Windows XP in the same System unlimited number of times.
    I read in a Tech magazine that after 30 times or something installation will fail.
    You have to call the MS customer support & follow the procedure to make XP work.
     
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    u can make xp install unlimited times.if it however does not install then full format or install a older version of windows and then upgrade.
     
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    By backing up the activation key and using it after reinstallation, you can avoid reactivation... However, this must be in the same system without any new hardware changes (ie, the configuration must have been working with the same activation key earlier)...

    Arun
     
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    as per i know, we can install but we cannot activate it after 25 times. i'm not too sure, but one of friend has this prob.
     
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    Nice post dude.

    Source: www.labmice.techtarget.com

    The Windows XP Product Activation Code is based on a combination of 10 system hardware settings, including CPU, NIC card, RAM, Video card, sound card, etc., If your machine has a PCMCIA slot (most laptops), you can change 9 of the 10 items before you need to reactivate XP. For most desktop systems, you can change up to six items, however changing the same component repeatedly counts only as one change. Also, adding additional components doesn't count as a change. If you purchased a new PC with Windows XP preloaded from the manufacturer, the product ID is linked to the BIOS, so you can technically change as many hardware components as you wish, as long as you don't change the system BIOS.

    Here is a link for all Windows XP related queries: http://labmice.techtarget.com/FAQ/winxpfaq.htm
     
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    thanx 4 ur reply .........
     
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