Each version of Windows has its own unique product key. However, if they decide you've purchased a pirated copy or have exceeded the maximum allowed installations they will not give you a new number. And now I have 4 keys. Thanks anyway... http://tekspotting.com/windows-xp/xp-home-usb-not-working.html
Post an MGADiag report – we may be able to spot something that’ll help. I dont understand exactly why but it worked and at this point that's what really matters to me. 09-25-2005, 02:53 PM #11 Volt-Schwibe TSF Team Emeritus Join Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Advertisement Dil Thread Starter Joined: May 24, 2006 Messages: 67 i recently recieved a inspiron laptop and i had to reinstall windows xp I've installed from the original CD many times before without problem, and I'm sure this isn't the first time I've made a slipstream disk from it.
Awesome. MrBillPro, Sep 2, 2006 #10 ozrom1e Joined: May 15, 2006 Messages: 11,849 Dil said: i jus formatted over the previous partition that had windows xp pro and replaced it with windows I haven't found a way to check whether my product key has been blacklisted, but I'll try that again too. This can be helpful when moving from a Volume License Key to a COA issued key, or moving from a pirated or invalid Product Key to a newly purchased key.
Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Use Windows Live Register now! New Members: Creating a single new thread in the correct section is the best way to assure your thread will receive a reply. « Help accessing C:\Userdata | XP https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/950722 share|improve this answer answered Aug 12 '15 at 14:57 Steve Schulz 111 +1 for interesting, but this doesn't look like the issue I had. Windows Xp Professional Sp2 Product Key One thing is that I wasn't using this "/integrate" feature to do the slipstreaming, I was using a free third-party program (I forget the name).
Thanks for the heads up! If you have shared the unique identification number with friends or installed the program onto multiple computers, you may have reached the maximum allowed copies that can be installed. Which is a good thing. I would really like to take care of this now if possible.
This tool seems to be far more forgiving about the particular installation version vs. And I've certainly applied SP3 to previous installs of the same XP home retail without problems. Windows Xp Invalid Product Key Fix Posts: 5,566 OS: Click "My System" to view details My System if the key you are typing in comes from the packaging of the cd you are using, then it should How To Install Windows Xp Without Product Key uhaligani, Sep 2, 2006 #2 Dil Thread Starter Joined: May 24, 2006 Messages: 67 ya i used the cd it came with a dell windows xp home edition key and i
Stay logged in Sign up now! thank you lans says: May 5, 2013 at 2:12 AM Wow, so easy! Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dil, Sep 2, 2006. Dil, Sep 2, 2006 #15 Sponsor This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Viewkeyxp
ozrom1e, Sep 2, 2006 #11 Dil Thread Starter Joined: May 24, 2006 Messages: 67 ya i know its not my laptop but wat happened was the owner gave the laptop to OEM licences are legally not transferable from one computer to another, whereas Retail keys are providing they're not on more than the number of computers stipulated in the licence, typically one. To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://tekspotting.com/windows-xp/xp-home-oem-key-not-working.html Several functions may not work.
I wondered if there was anything I could do to validate it, and went to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/help/genuine/product-key downloaded the tool, and it said the key I typed in matched the currently installed Activate Windows Xp Otherwise you may find all the installation files sitting on another aprtition on the laptop. What is going on?
That worked fine. it's still going to be best for you to hash this out with microsoft. __________________
Posts: 5,566 OS: Click "My System" to view details My System there might be something at microsoft.com, but i've never personally looked for it. __________________
The xp was registered before but I had to delete all registration (I followed ms help to do that) - it kept asking to register and when I tried to do Now it says 'invalid key'. How can I say thanks? Once the key is updated the system needs to reboot for the change to take effect After reboot you should see confirmation of the change before your interactive shell (e.g.
One thing to try is setting Hard Drives to IDE (Legacy) in the bios, installing, then using this answer to set back to achi without blue screen. OEM licences legally die with the machine.The only other noticeable differences save for the labelling of the disks on original disks is OEM keys have no upgrade ability (they'll insist on If you don't have those, the key won't work. You have to be running XP to perform the slipstream.
Keys asside, what is the difference in the final Windows installation if installed from an OEM CD or a retail CD?There is no difference between Windows itself whether it's OEM or The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down. Was this page useful? Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates,