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Xp Key Error

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#1 himbo


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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:16 PM

I had to format my computer got a bad virus. When I was reloading my Xp Key in the screen it told me the key was wrong so I tried press cap locks to see if that was the problem but it wasn't. Tried several times to put the key in but still nothing. Now this is what I don't get it took another key from an older version of Xp that had Services Pack 1 on it. The copy I bought was the real deal. the other key was in use by someone else that gave me a burnt copy when I didn't have one. When I finally got one of the keys to work I went to updates it gave me the Windows Genuine update validates everything well give me some updates but now it won't give me nothing. Was told I could go onto Windows site and change it and have my key changed back to the original key but not to sure how to do it. Wanting my updates really bad. :thumbsup:

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#2 Budapest


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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:31 PM

I believe that you can use the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder to change your product key. If after you make the change it still does not recognise it as a valid key you should call the Microsoft hotline and explain the situation to them. They should be able to sort it out rather quickly.
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#3 mme


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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:51 PM

yes microsoft will be helpful
they may even override the product key and allow to work
when i used office 2003 too many times after reformats thats what they did for me
override the product key after i gave them a reasonable explanation

Edited by mme, 27 July 2008 - 07:54 PM.

#4 garmanma


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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:54 PM

Other than Budapest's suggestion there is nothing else we can tell you to do without violating forum rules:

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