dont have the right product key

June 12, 2009 at 22:03:09
Specs: Windows XP
ok i just got a refurbished computer from our
daycare who was giving away free computers
to people who don't have one any way this
computer has win xp me but i installed
windows professional from my other computer
that crash but the dick i used was a disk that
came with the other computer and i cant
activate what can i do i cant afford xp it is so
expensive and i only have five days to active
help me please

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#1
June 12, 2009 at 22:43:51
Sorry, but we are not able to assist with your problem as it would break forum rules. Expect this thread to be removed

Just to clarify things did this giveaway computer have XP or ME ? If it was XP Home then is there a product key sticker on the system somewhere?

You will not be able to use that key with your XP Pro disk but if you can borrow someone else's Home disk you can reinstall home using your legitimate key.

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#2
June 13, 2009 at 07:23:09
Are you saying the computer you were given already had "win xp me"? I assume you mean XP Home but it could also be WinME? If it was XP Home, what did you expect to gain by replacing it with XP Pro?

You cannot 'legally' install your copy of XP Pro on a 2nd PC. There are simple ways to get around activation but they can't be discussed in these forums. Creative googling will give you the answer.


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