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Product Code Help

    Question

  • Im in the process of reinstalling my xp sp2 on my desktop that revieved a vrius from a friend(who also got a similar virus) i looked up the produt code the the Unattend.txt file that comes on the disc, but when i inputted the code it said that it was an invalid code. its an older pc that i dont think could handle vista/7 so i need to reinstall xp. if anyone could provide any suggestions, id be happy to hear(or see) them. 
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6:07 AM

Answers

  • Hello jonroy,

     

    Does your computer have a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) sticker affixed to the case?  Look on the sides, top, rear, and bottom.  If it does, tell us the version and edition of Windows listed on it, but DO NOT post the product key.

     

    Are you using a burned disc to install Windows, or are you using a genuine hologrammed Microsoft Windows installation disc or are you using a manufacturer's recovery disc to install Windows?

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 1:42 PM

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  • Hello jonroy,

     

    Does your computer have a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) sticker affixed to the case?  Look on the sides, top, rear, and bottom.  If it does, tell us the version and edition of Windows listed on it, but DO NOT post the product key.

     

    Are you using a burned disc to install Windows, or are you using a genuine hologrammed Microsoft Windows installation disc or are you using a manufacturer's recovery disc to install Windows?

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 1:42 PM
  • The product key is not embedded in a Windows XP disc....
    Carey Frisch
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:02 PM
  • "Carey Frisch" wrote in message news:9ccd1986-72d2-4636-a8fd-00b2aa9f3843...
    The product key is not embedded in a Windows XP disc....
    Carey Frisch
     
    Not quite correct Carey – there is ‘a’ Key in many XP disks, but it’s blocked from activation.

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:08 PM
  • apart from the product code on the tower theres 3 sets of numerals

     

    05D481(located above the product code)

    00043-567-584-318(located below the barcode)

    X10-23534(along the right side of the tag, text is vertical also)

     

     

     

    as for carey, if you do a windows search of the disc for unattend.txt youll find the file. at the very bottom of the text file it lists the product code

    Saturday, October 15, 2011 10:40 PM
  • "jonroy" wrote in message news:3d5a1ae8-122b-45ec-9f60-36beac85f860...

    apart from the product code on the tower theres 3 sets of numerals

     

    05D481(located above the product code)

    00043-567-584-318(located below the barcode)

    X10-23534(along the right side of the tag, text is vertical also)

     

     
    Your computer appears to be OEM Licensed for XP Home Edition – You need to use that type of disk to reinstall, together with your Product Key from the sticker.

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, October 16, 2011 6:29 AM
  • Sunday, October 16, 2011 10:38 PM
  • Unfortunately, your reply is totally useless to the OP.
    Carey Frisch
    Monday, October 17, 2011 1:46 AM
  • Maybe so - but it is at least correct.
    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Monday, October 17, 2011 2:11 AM