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    Good day,

     

    I purchased a XP Pro in a sealed retail box at a flea market and installed it on a formatted hard drive. The program failed the validation test. The validation product key update tool failed. The last 5 digits detected (RPWBY) doesn't match my product key at all. The update tool does not alter what is being detected to what I am actually keying in.

     

    I looked on the Microsoft site and compared the pictures you have posted to my operating system and everthing is identical to what it should be.

     

    My questions:

     

    1. Why is microsoft detecting the RPWBY product key when this is not what I have keyed in?

    2. Why does the validation update tool not change this number to what I keyed in?

    3. Is there someone at microsoft who can check my product key if I email it to you?

     

    I have re-formatted and re-installed twice and still have the same problem.

     

    Please advise

    Gord196823

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 5:05 AM