5 ianuarie 2011 19:19
Guy's I have been given an old Toshiba portege m100 laptop with a dead hard drive. The product key sticker is for windows XP Pro1 -2CPU / Toshiba is still intact. How can I tell if the key is still good for this machine, as the laptop has a chequered history someone else may have used this key and if I try to use it I may get rejected. Of course I would have to have bought a new drive first so I'm juggling with the cost of a drive only to be disappointed not being able to load an OS.
Is there somewhere I can enter the key and PC serial number to check validity ?
5 ianuarie 2011 21:30
Hello Mick McScrooge,
There is no publically accessible place to enter the product key to check for validity.
Contact Toshiba to see if you can order recovery discs--that would sidestep any issues revolving around that checkered history. https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/serviceUnitVerification.jsp
If no joy, try www.restoredisks.com.
If still no joy, then you can use a systembuilder/oem hologrammed Microsoft Windows XP Pro installation disc. DO NOT use anything downloaded from the internet, these are usually laced with rootkits, malware, and viruses.
- Marcat ca răspuns de Carey FrischMVP, Moderator 28 ianuarie 2011 05:44