Solved E-1300 with dell harddrive cannot activate windows XP have n

September 30, 2012 at 07:14:54
Specs: Windows XP
Installed a dell harddrive on e-machine...E-1300.Is there a easy fix to re-activate windows XP? I have no back-up disc and it will not accept E-1300 validation key. I have tried to enter by phone but still not excepted. Thanks for the help........

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#1
September 30, 2012 at 07:22:12
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Dell XP will not activate on an eMachines computer. OEM rules only allow the OS to work on the machine it was supplied with. You'll need to buy a retail CD, a generic OEM one, or an eMachines one. Alternatively, install one of the OpenSource OSs.

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#2
September 30, 2012 at 07:27:51
Appreciate the Info...sometimes trying to save a few bucks is just not worth the hassle. thanks ijack

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#3
September 30, 2012 at 07:39:46
Why would anyone pay for an outdated OS? It's out there for free if you know where to look.

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#4
September 30, 2012 at 08:43:56
Are you advocating software piracy?

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#5
September 30, 2012 at 16:15:42
There is a long post in "The Lounge" regarding the piracy issue... it's worth reading albeit one sided on the side of piracy but the comments against are worth reading.

http://www.computing.net/answers/th...


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#6
October 1, 2012 at 07:45:25
Have you tried Microsofts key updater? It's free and legal....and yes easy to use.

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