do you have to re activate after an xp pro upgrade

  geewis357 11:49 16 Oct 06
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Hi Guys,
A friend of mine has got a liecence from Uni and a copy of XP Pro and has upgraded his laptop, the question is does he have to get on the internet to activate it ( or by post or phone to MS)?

  ventanas 11:57 16 Oct 06

Either online or by phone. Choose which option when they appear on screen. The number to ring will be shown. But its a lengthy process. Much quicker on line.

  spuds 12:03 16 Oct 06

If there is an internet connection, then the activation could be made via that means. Personally, I find it easier to phone the Microsoft freephone number and get the activation code that way (notepad and pen/pencil required). Remember Microsoft like to activate their product within 30 days after installation of the disc, save constant pop-up warnings.

  geewis357 12:04 16 Oct 06

Many thanks ventanas I will advise my friend acordingly

  geewis357 16:06 16 Oct 06

thanks guys

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