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Xp Pro, Will Ms Go For It?


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#1 newbie in hawaii

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 12:47 AM

Scenario:

New build

Purchased MS XP Pro OEM version locally on Craigslist

In my drunken stupor, I through away the product certification code..............yeah it's true.........

Attempting to load OS into my new build, of couse MS wants this code to continue loading....

Mind you, not a pirated version of it, I have the CD and useless instruction loading manual

Does anyone know how and where to contact MS to get this code? Or should I just go out and buy another MS system?????

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 07:24 AM

I'd contact the seller to see if they've got it installed on a computer - then you can use Magical JellyBean KeyFinder to get it off. But that brings up problems with the EULA - since you can't have it installed on 2 machines.

Short of an extended period of dumpster diving to find the key, there's not much that you can do. Contacting Microsoft is the most likely remedy - but you can imagine that many folks (with less morals than you have) have already tried this with them.

Short of that, you can try purchasing a product key - but it'll have to be one that matches the type of CD that you have (OEM, Retail, SP1, SP1a, SP2, etc).

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 08:53 AM

I'd contact the seller to see if they've got it installed on a computer - then you can use Magical JellyBean KeyFinder to get it off. But that brings up problems with the EULA - since you can't have it installed on 2 machines.

Short of an extended period of dumpster diving to find the key, there's not much that you can do. Contacting Microsoft is the most likely remedy - but you can imagine that many folks (with less morals than you have) have already tried this with them.

Short of that, you can try purchasing a product key - but it'll have to be one that matches the type of CD that you have (OEM, Retail, SP1, SP1a, SP2, etc).



Hey John,

The CD is brand new, the product key was attached to the cellophane, gonna try contacting MS this am, though I don't have my hopes up too high.

Dumpster diving is out of the question, we have 1 arm bandit trash collection here, it's gone.
I'm sure that they have heard all the stories about wanting the code.

I messed up, plain and sinple.
Sad part is that I paid only 80 dollars for this O/S.......... :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 May 2007 - 10:03 AM

If this is an OEM version of Windows you cannot install it on any computer other than the one it came pre-installed on. The license agreement specifically excludes moving the OS to another machine.
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