SizzleCPU

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I have 4 computers now (3 desktops, 1 laptop) and I run windows xp on all of them. I have legitimate copies of the software though but I tend to format a lot when I dont like all the info I have on my computers. Now That I built my last computer I cant activate it because it say's I've used my install key too many times. Will this mean I have to actually go out and buy a third copy of xp? It seems a bit obsurd that I have to buy 200 dollar copies just cause I like having more than 1 computer in my house for family to use.
 

pscowboy

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You can use one key for both a desktop and a laptop. Not two desktops.

After that you should have called MS for additional keys, for which they would have given you a 15% discount for each key you need.