re-installation...

Eyek

Senior Member
#1
So, for performance reasons I need to wipe and reinstall windows on my laptop. Do I need to buy a new registration code [$$ :(] or will windows recognize that the computer is the same and let me use the same key??
 


Joe S

Excellent Member
#2
It depends on what you are reinstalling it with. The factory restore option or a genuine Windows disk of some type. Was this an upgrade? A little more info please.
Joe
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#3
We had a thread on this the other day but I can't find it. Basically you can reinstall an upgrade version on a clean drive if it has been installed and activated earlier. You will have to call them and your computer will print out a list of numbers which you read to them and they will read you some numbers back.

If it is not an upgrade version but a full retail, you can install it again with not problems, as long as you only have it installed on one computer.
 


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