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    Hi,

     

    Recently my comp got virus and i try to reinstall the window XP software that come along when i purchase the comp. However when i try to key in the product key listed in the orange sticker, it pop out a screen stating " the product key you enter is invalid". Can someone tell me what is going on?... i have the ORIGINAL set with all the stickers and box too.. now i am stuck where i cant do anything except that i have a screen that show me ONLY to key in the product key before i can install back the windox XP !!!!!!......

     

     

    Really appreciate if some kind soul can give the soonest help...

     

    Thanks......................................

    Saturday, June 28, 2008 2:52 AM

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    Saturday, June 28, 2008 3:30 AM
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    Jonald,

     

    In order to receive the best support, we request all users to initially run the Genuine Diagnostics tool.  The tool will try and identify the individual issue you may be experiencing.  Also, please provide a brief synopsis describing the issue including any error messages or codes. These can be found in the lower left hand corner of most Genuine Advantage Web pages when an error is encountered.

     

    Please download and run the MS Genuine Diagnostic Tool utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 , then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum.

     

     

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    Lori MS
    Monday, June 30, 2008 4:45 PM
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    Jonald,

     

    In order to receive the best support, we request all users to initially run the Genuine Diagnostics tool.  The tool will try and identify the individual issue you may be experiencing.  Also, please provide a brief synopsis describing the issue including any error messages or codes. These can be found in the lower left hand corner of most Genuine Advantage Web pages when an error is encountered.

     

    Please download and run the MS Genuine Diagnostic Tool utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 , then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum.

     

     

    NOTE: The data collected with the Genuine Diagnostics Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you and can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.

     

    Lori MS

    How is he supposed to run WGA or WGT when he can't get the OS installed?

    I'm having the same issue - I can't find an XP Home installation CD/ISO that works with my old computers and their license stickers.
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 2:21 PM
  • Hello SiliconJohn,

    Please describe "my old computers and their license stickers."

    PS--do not post Product Keys!

    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 2:27 PM
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    Hi,

     

    Recently my comp got virus and i try to reinstall the window XP software that come along when i purchase the comp. However when i try to key in the product key listed in the orange sticker, it pop out a screen stating " the product key you enter is invalid". Can someone tell me what is going on?... i have the ORIGINAL set with all the stickers and box too.. now i am stuck where i cant do anything except that i have a screen that show me ONLY to key in the product key before i can install back the windox XP !!!!!!......

     

     

    Really appreciate if some kind soul can give the soonest help...

     

    Thanks......................................


    Monday, July 19, 2010 2:00 AM
  • Hello hussaun,

    Please do not post in someone else's old, answered thread.  Please create your own thread by click on the Ask A Question link.  When you do, please follow these instructions:

    In order to receive the best support, we request all users initially download and run the Genuine Diagnostics tool at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. Click "Run" several times to download and start the Utility.  When asked, click the "Continue" button.  When the utility completes its run, click the "Copy" button, then come back here and paste the report into your post.

    Also, please look on the computer for a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA).  If there is a CoA, please tell us what version and edition of Windows is listed on the CoA, and if there is a manufacturer's name or "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" printed on the CoA.  Do not post the product key printed on the CoA.


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    Monday, July 19, 2010 2:04 AM