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Activation after Bios update

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Old 04-28-2007
mattman
 

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Activation after Bios update
hi,

I have home premium 32bit oem and i have just updated my bios. now Windows
is asking for it to be activated but as i've already used my cd key it thinks
im installing it on a different computer and it is telling my to buy a new
copy which i cant afford. what do i do?
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Old 04-28-2007
Mike Hall MVP
 

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Re: Activation after Bios update
Start the activation process, and when given the option, agree to activate
by phone.. follow the directions on your screen.. when asked why you are
re-activating, tell the rep that you upgraded the BIOS on your machine..
your installation will be re-activated..


"mattman" <mattman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:37B68415-D856-40A0-858F-1E624AA839F8@microsoft.com...
> hi,
>
> I have home premium 32bit oem and i have just updated my bios. now Windows
> is asking for it to be activated but as i've already used my cd key it
> thinks
> im installing it on a different computer and it is telling my to buy a new
> copy which i cant afford. what do i do?


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Old 04-28-2007
Richard Urban
 

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Re: Activation after Bios update
Make the phone call and explain what you did.

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"mattman" <mattman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> hi,
>
> I have home premium 32bit oem and i have just updated my bios. now Windows
> is asking for it to be activated but as i've already used my cd key it
> thinks
> im installing it on a different computer and it is telling my to buy a new
> copy which i cant afford. what do i do?


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