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    Hey i was forced to make my first post so i thought that this would be a good one.
    I have a valid copy of windows xp home edition.
    I've been trying to set up my carputer and have re-installed xp home about 5 times and now when i try what i had hoped would be my final install microsoft says that i have installed to many times and now muct spend $199 in order to get a valid copy of xp....
    i've read over the website what should i do now?
    *yes i am planning to switch to mac

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    Just select the option to call to validate (when you activate windows) instead of activating via internet.

    Then, the activation proggy will ask you to select your nearest location, it will pop up a phone no, and you call that number. Follow instructions, as if to activate the install, the activation service will inform you that you have activated this product to many times, blah-blah-blah - stay on the line to chat to the MS-agent on the other end of the line, and he will give you a new activation code
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    • #3
      make sure ur in the car when you call... the call by validation will give you a 50 digit code that you will have to give to him so he can give you ANOTHER code. Funny thing about this way of handling things is the copy doesnt really have to be valid.. they will give you your numbers as many times as you want them.
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      • #4
        You can just write down your authorization request number, read it to him, then write down the activation code he gives you......then type it in when convenient.
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        • #5
          Just get linux? I mean its more stable, its free more reliable etc... what more could you want?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by aerocell View Post
            Just get linux? I mean its more stable, its free more reliable etc... what more could you want?
            If there was more compatible software and hardware for nix I would, but untill then windows is the only option.

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            • #7
              Ya,just call.
              Ive called many times. They really dont care.

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              • #8
                Just get linux? I mean its more stable, its free more reliable etc... what more could you want?
                And you're living in a dreamworld.

                There is enough proof out there that linux isn't more secure, reliable, stable etc....

                Both are good Os'es, both for different applications, and for now, Windows is the OS for Carputers.

                Linux will get it's time, but it still has a fair way to go before it will be an equal to Windoze in Carputer environment - if you are after decent GPS, frontends, OBD-II support J2534, etc....
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                • #9
                  Also, activiation resets every 90 days, so 90 days from the last time you use it, it will go thru the regular way.

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                  • #10
                    you should always backup the current wpa.dbl file in the windows system32 folder prior to reinstalling a valid copy of Window XP.
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