Windows activation

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dukebound85, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    So I had xp on my macbook and have taken it off, then installed it via virtual box on my hackintosh and then took it off after a while as I decided to go with VMWare

    However, with this 3rd xp install, it said my copy has been activated too many times, etc. I call up MS and I get the robot directions voice and I get xp activated


    My question is how many times can I get it activated over the phone if need be? Im sure down the road, I will upgrade my hackintosh and will want to put xp back on there via virtualization

    Is it an unlimited number of times? I never have it but on one machine at a time
     
  2. costabunny macrumors 68020

    costabunny

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    Millions :)

    (I am using the same XP and Vista disks Ive had since new and I always have to call em (no joke but M$ Activation is #8 on my speed dial))

    Even when they put to an operator its usual answers : 'I blew my motherboard' 'My hard disk died' etc.

    Its no sweat - just another way for Micro$oft to irritate the hell out of me..
     
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    thanks! last thing i want is to have to buy another license of windows lol

    i will say it was relatively easy to do though
     

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