July 11th, 2002, 19:12 PM
XP Pro and reinstallations
As a legitimate owner of XP Pro
Tried doing a reinstall of XP, about the 5-10th time since purchasing it to find it would no longer auto activate and instead I had to phone up.
Any one else suffer from this??
Seriously p'd me off as the key is no useless
July 11th, 2002, 19:48 PM
No. I run the retail edition and never had that problem.
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July 11th, 2002, 20:14 PM
there is a file that you can copy from a legitmate registered install that you can restore after a reinstall so that you don't have to call or reregister can think of the name off hand of the file though remember reading it in axcel's site.I'll get back to you
July 11th, 2002, 21:19 PM
Richard,look in C:\WINDOWS\system32 for the file "wpa.dbl" .
Back this up to floppy.Re-install XP,then restore the backed up file to the above directory.
July 11th, 2002, 21:21 PM
damn it rev just found it and you beat me to the punch that's the one though never have to reregister unless you change hardware significantly
July 13th, 2002, 02:45 AM
what a service eh , they cant help you fast enough in here , fighting each other to give you an answer , now that is what i call service