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Invalid CDKey? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently attempted to reinstall Windows XP on an HP laptop using the cdkey on the bottom of the laptop and I am being told the CD Key is invalid. I do not have a disc from HP but I am using an original XP cd supplied to my brother from his college.

    Monday, April 30, 2007 4:46 PM

Answers

  • MoriyaMinakata,

    If you plan on using the Product Key on the CoA on the computer, you have to use a genuine Microsoft systembuilder/OEM CD (these have "For distribution only with a new PC" printed in the holographic label).  Retail CDs will not accept the OEM Product Key and vice versa.

    Tuesday, May 1, 2007 1:56 AM