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  • hi,

    i am having problems with my windows validation, the windows i had on my system was corrupt and was causing blue scrren erros on bootup.

     so i have reinstalled the os on a diffent HDD but the version of windows i used was xp perfesonal and the software lisnce i have is xp home so the windows won't validate, is there any way to swich the windows keys so that the original key i have can be used.

    i dont have a xp home disk and i am not willing to buy another copy of windows as the system i am instaling it on is a backup computer. 

    Thursday, July 1, 2010 12:03 AM

Answers

  • Hello oliver crisp,

    If the computer in question is running, 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 tell us if there is a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) affixed to the computer and if so, what version and edition of Windows is listed on the CoA.  Don't post the product key.


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    Thursday, July 1, 2010 2:58 PM

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  • See if you can borrow a copy of XP home from someone - it'll need to be either OEM or Retail, depending on your own version.

    There's no way you can use a Home key on a Pro install


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Thursday, July 1, 2010 7:06 AM
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  • Hello oliver crisp,

    If the computer in question is running, 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 tell us if there is a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) affixed to the computer and if so, what version and edition of Windows is listed on the CoA.  Don't post the product key.


    Buy Office 2007 Now, Get Office 2010 Free http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/tech-guarantee/microsoft-office-2010-technology-guarantee-FX101825695.aspx?CTT=97
    Thursday, July 1, 2010 2:58 PM
  • No reply from Original Poster.

    Issue is assumed to be resolved.


    Darin MS
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 6:30 PM