i had my version of windows xp professional activated for a second license, but i have forgot my activation code. i'm reformating, and want to make sure i can use the activation code again. how would i extract the activation code that was inputted on my last format? i have tried to get it out of the activation wizard, but it does not provide that info. the windows representative said it would be there on a reformat, but i do not think this is correct. if i delete the partition with a secure erase, and then create a new one and reformat it, all data is lost, so i do not beleave windows would be able to track any past data on reinstall. any help would be good. thanks.