Re-Installing windows 2003 server

Posted on 2005-04-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi There,

I'm want to re-install my version of windows 2003 server, if I have already registered the server os with microsoft and activated it, will I need to re-activate it or call microsoft or can I just re-install it on the same machine?

Question by:bullrout
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    Accepted Solution

    If you reformat the disk then you have to reregister it with Microsoft, but that is usually no problem. You also have to reregister if you change a few of the primary components of a machine, that means cpu and video or similar
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    Assisted Solution

    Just assume you will have to.  You can install overtop and not re-activate, but don't count on that fixing your problem.  

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