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Trouble doing reinstall


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#1 Cornnut

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 12:39 PM

I'm having a little trouble doing a fresh install of xp sp3. When I insert the xp disk, I get the user agreement and then I am prompted to enter my product key. I enter the one off the back of my laptop as it has worked before and it says the key is not valid. I double check and triple check the characters of the key and I still cannot get passed this beginning of fresh install. Is there a way to get through this?

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 12:51 PM

How many times have you reinstalled the version of XP? I think there is a limit, not sure what it is though.
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 12:57 PM

Only once. This is my 2nd try at it

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 12:57 PM

Actually, looks like I'm wrong...there's a thread here about that. So looks like, it only applies on a new hard drive. That certainly isn't the issue anyway. I'm sure someone on here will be able to help you though.

Edited by mrfingerz, 17 June 2011 - 12:59 PM.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 02:14 PM

System manufacturer and model?

Laptops don't usually come with full installs CDs for XP, manufacturers tend to use recovery/restore-to-factory default procedures.

What does your system manual say about reinstalling Windows?

Did this disk that you are attempting to use...come with your system?

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:27 PM

Na it didn't but I ended up finding the product key within the cd so I got it loaded no problem

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 06:49 AM

Glad you resolved it, happy computing :).

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