Product key that will work on Dell XP Computer

April 16, 2014 at 08:59:13
Specs: Windows 7
O NE ON SIDE OF COMPUTOR SAYS ITS INVALID ! And wont aloud me to continue set up ! So I need one that's works properly ! Is it true you can only use them once ?

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#1
April 16, 2014 at 09:07:13
Is it true you can only use them once ?

You can use them as many times as you like, but only on the computer that it came with.

If you are trying to install Windows 7 on a Dell computer that came with Windows 7 using the key on the case of computer and it doesn't work you will need to contact Microsoft.

Or check that you are using the right numbers. One character wrong and it wont work

You mention XP but you tag says windows 7. Which is it as you cannot use a windows XP code to install Windows 7 and vice versa.


Stuart

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#2
April 16, 2014 at 09:20:04
Thank you first for getting back to me , Sturats ! It is Windows XP ! A friend gave me a key once and it worked til we had a power issue !

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#3
April 16, 2014 at 09:26:26
If a friend gave it to you the chances are it was a pirated key and Microsoft have since blocked it as they have done with many pirated keys because they have been used that often on different computers.

Stuart


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#4
April 16, 2014 at 09:53:21
If there's a product key on the side of the tower, you should be able to use it but you will need the proper disk with the correct version of XP. And it will have to be an OEM disk, not a retail disk. There is a way to work around having the wrong disk but it entails copying the contents of the disk to a folder on another computer, then editing the setupp.ini file, then burning a new disk.

http://www.thetechguide.com/howto/s...

Or you could just do a search: http://www.angelfire.com/ms2/mstech...

http://rosshaynes.com/windowsos.html

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#5
April 16, 2014 at 10:20:22
I will just toss the computer ! Thank you for your reply ! riider ! Have a great weekend !

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#6
April 16, 2014 at 11:18:33
"I will just toss the computer"

Suite yourself.


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#7
April 16, 2014 at 12:01:17
Don't just toss it. Give it to some kid who has enough get up and go to install Linux on it and enjoy it.

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