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Windows XP validation

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#1 crispin


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Posted 22 February 2010 - 02:42 AM

Hi. I had to re-install my windows xp software and now its asking me to validate the software again. I have checked the product key on my emachines at the back and entered that to validate but no luck. I then used Jelly bean key finder and found my machine had another key code. I tried to validate that, but no luck.

I am puzzled as although the machine is old, the product is genuine.

Can you suggest the best way forward. Do I phone up the Microsoft help desk in the UK?

Thanks in advance



Edited by Orange Blossom, 22 February 2010 - 03:04 PM.
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:14 PM

you will probably have to give microsoft a call on this as they should help!!! :thumbsup:

#3 Ken-in-West-Seattle


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Posted 22 February 2010 - 07:12 PM

the call to microsoft may work...

The emachines COA tags have the words "emachines" on the tag. Most of them shipped with oem emachines xp cd's.

Gateway bought emachines so go to their site and poke around. It is probably in a FAQ somewhere.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 07:33 PM

FWIW: I have an eMachines system on which I used the eMachines key to do a clean install of XP, no problem.

The key applies to that system, users are not penalized for wanting to remove all the original garbage that is installed.


#5 crispin

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:18 PM

Thanks managed to sort it all out by phoning up Microsoft helpdesk

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