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Where can I get a new Product Key for my Genuine XP Professional - online or through the phone? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm currently facing some issues with my HDD and is intending to change it.  I've search the web and Microsoft Knowledge Base but couldn't find anything.

     

    I've both the media and the old Product Key with me.

     

    Please advise.

     

    Regards,

    Kenny

    Saturday, January 5, 2008 7:27 AM

Answers

  • ZCKenny,

     

    You will not need a new Product Key to do a repair reinstallation or a clean installation of XP.  Just use the one you have.  After the installation, you just follow the prompts to activate, and then go to Windows Update to validate and download the tons of updates that have been issued.

     

    If you want to be sure you have the right PK, run the mgadiag utility here http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012  and then compare the part of the PK shown in the report with the full PK you have.  If they match you're Good to Go.  If they don't match, post back for more advice.

     

    Saturday, January 5, 2008 4:00 PM

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  • ZCKenny,

     

    You will not need a new Product Key to do a repair reinstallation or a clean installation of XP.  Just use the one you have.  After the installation, you just follow the prompts to activate, and then go to Windows Update to validate and download the tons of updates that have been issued.

     

    If you want to be sure you have the right PK, run the mgadiag utility here http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012  and then compare the part of the PK shown in the report with the full PK you have.  If they match you're Good to Go.  If they don't match, post back for more advice.

     

    Saturday, January 5, 2008 4:00 PM
  • Dan, thanks a lot.  I've replaced my Hard Disk successfully.

    Monday, January 7, 2008 7:55 AM