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New System Build with existing Copy of Windows XP.

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I'm building a new system shortly, and would want to install my existing copy of Windows XP onto it (although I'll be using the same HD, I figure an OS re-install is necessary with a new mobo).Regarding the MS validation process for XP: has anyone run into issues with this? I understand that maybe the NIC is the most weighted component in the "check-sum" equation, and this will be the same as currently used- in fact it's just a new mobo, CPU and DDR memory at the moment.Thanks for any help- I've also heard the validation process is reset by MS after 120 days- or so I read in PC World a few months ago. Anyone that can validate that?Thanks,Bruce.

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Thanks, Braun. I'll take a look at this link. I appreciate your response.Bruce.

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I used the revalidation process on my wife's computer. Why I validated when the computer was experiencing problems is the boner of the year for me. All the process did was bring up a screen that said you need to call this number, which I did on a tiny cell phone (another big mistake because the keys are very tiny and you will need to key in a whole bunch of numbers). I followed the usual, if this, if that, hit key, and eventually keyed in the bunch of numbers. When done, the revalidation process was done and the annoying icon went away.

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Thanks, it sounds like this is not too big a deal.Bruce.

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I've done that twice. XP validated on-line with no problems. Once you're past the 120 day point the validation clouds go away, the sun comes out, the birds start chirping and everything is good.

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Have I missed something or is this a response to an 8 year old thread?:)

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it is...
What is the record for the longest time to wake up from a coma? Just wondering...

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You'll need to flush the driver of your punched cards reader though :P

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ROTFLOL!!!So has anybody heard anything more about FS2K yet?

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