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Windows xp activation after recovery disks


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#1 DogStar5988

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:43 AM

Hello everyone, after a severe Malware infection I was advised by IBM to use thier recovery disks which will whipe my system clean. The problem is that before they told me to do this I called them because I was unable to get my Windows XP Pro activated after I tried a repair installation. Every time I entered the Product Key that was on the bottom of my laptop it said it was a incorrect Product Key. So I called IBM and they said that they didn't know why the key wasn't working and that they would send me some recovery disks. So my question is...is Windows going to ask for the Product Key again? And if it didn't work before am I likely to have the same problem? Thanks

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:28 AM

The new disc's will have a new matching key.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:41 AM

Is whats on the recovery disks the same version that is listed on the COA?

XP Home Keys cannot be used for XP Pro and vice versa.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 10:32 PM

Yeah its the same version and everything. They are Lenovo recovery disks not Windows xp disks but I think it should work either way.




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