Formatted, open oem cd for the first time ever, install, missing cd key of case... RRS feed

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  • Original oem windows xp home sp3 in seal package!

    First time ever reinstalled to reformatted system!

    Lost sticker on case!

    Used key finder after installing windows, found key that didn't work. searched original cd for cd key and found a key that was different than one found in system, tried it and it didn't work.

    First key from system says unauthorized key, second key from disk says invalid key.

    Now here is the weird part, after trying several other oe and non oe keys, I tried the key off the sticker on my OLD spm micro case which was for really OLD XP original. And it worked!!??

    I need the correct key for my dell but after pealing off the plastic rapper, I tossed its remains away so the small tab remaining on the sticker that might show a serial number went into the dumpster. So all I have is the booklet and cd itself in perfect condition as it was only opened for the first time 2 days ago.

    Can I get a replacement key for my xp cd?

    Sunday, October 20, 2013 8:51 AM


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