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#1 councillor

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 04:40 PM

My xp home got virus, fdisk, formatted and install my friends XP home because I never had a XP CD.... it was loaded when bought.

Anyway, I heard that there was way to change his ID key code to the valid one off my computer case >>>>> right or wrong?

HELP!!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 04:57 PM

The only way to change the key (legally) that I know of...is to do a repair install and use the right key (original key for the system).

You can use a CD from anyone's XP Home as long as it is same version...but you should use your license to make the install a legal one.

I suggest you use a tool like SIW to see what license/key is currently reflected on your system.

SIW Download - http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html

Your license will appear under Licenses :thumbsup: on the display screen.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 04:58 PM

When you installed XP it should have asked for the Product ID number. What kind of disk did you use from your friends computer?
Are you having problems with activation? What other problems are you having?
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 05:02 PM

:thumbsup: Sorry.

Edited by The weatherman, 15 October 2008 - 05:04 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2008 - 09:28 PM

I don't have any problems with the install............. i'd just like to make it legal and use my product key.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 07:16 AM

How to change the product key: http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-...11-5034890.html
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:38 AM

Great link, John :thumbsup:.

It saves some time.

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 06:36 PM

That's what I needed.............Thx John.




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