Product Key Invalid

June 10, 2009 at 04:40:47
Specs: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Hello everyone,
I ahve a Toshiba Satellite A-100, i got a recovery DVD of Media Center Edition with it. I lost my Recovery DVD. Now i am using ordinary disks to install Windows Media Center Edition. The problem is that while installation it doesn't approve the product key printed on the bottom sticker of my laptop. I had to install it using a different key.

After that wen i try to activate my windows using my key it again does the same.

Currently i'm pissed off that my genuine windows key is not working.

nobody ever used my key i'm sure for that.

Plz tell me what to do?????

Anyone can mail me at "".....

its urgent plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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June 10, 2009 at 05:38:15
The COA number is specific to the bundled version of software that Toshiba shipped with your machine, and no other.

You need to buy a retail boxed XP and use the Key on a yellow label stuck to a card inside, marked 'Do Not Lose this Number


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June 10, 2009 at 07:21:16
is there no other way to use that key without buying anything?????

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June 10, 2009 at 07:45:58
M$ doesn't give away keys for free. Like everybody else they are in business to make money - lots of it.


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June 10, 2009 at 09:21:10
"is there no other way to use that key without buying anything?????"

Sure there is, but we're not allowed to discuss such things in these forums.

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June 10, 2009 at 10:52:20
What operating system did you have installed originally.?
If it was Media Center...then the key should work. If not then you must use a installation disc that is the one that originally came with your computer.

Change Is Good

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June 10, 2009 at 12:57:08
If you had used jellybean on the original you could have changed it.

Most times you can get a replacement cd/dvd from the OEM.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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