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  • i think you need to look at my situation i bought my computer from a second hand store and now it is out of busines and i sure can't afford the 1/2 price stuff you people offer and i didnt have this problum untill i put service pack 2 on my computer. so now what am i supost to do with this validation stuff ????????
    Sunday, February 18, 2007 7:55 AM

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  • You need to purchase a license then activate it.  After activation, you may validate it.
    Sunday, February 18, 2007 2:39 PM
  • Fireandice68,

    Please follow these steps for assistance:

    Step 1 is to run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012, then click the Windows tab, click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into a response in this thread.

    Step 2 is to look on the computer or with the materials you received with the computer or with Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticty (COA).  If you have one, tell us about the COA.  Tell us:

    1.  What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center, or another version of Windows?

    2.  Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3.  Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4.  DO NOT post the Product Key.

    Not sure what to look for?  See this page for reference:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx


     

    Monday, February 19, 2007 1:34 AM

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  • You need to purchase a license then activate it.  After activation, you may validate it.
    Sunday, February 18, 2007 2:39 PM
  • Fireandice68,

    Please follow these steps for assistance:

    Step 1 is to run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012, then click the Windows tab, click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into a response in this thread.

    Step 2 is to look on the computer or with the materials you received with the computer or with Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticty (COA).  If you have one, tell us about the COA.  Tell us:

    1.  What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center, or another version of Windows?

    2.  Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3.  Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4.  DO NOT post the Product Key.

    Not sure what to look for?  See this page for reference:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx


     

    Monday, February 19, 2007 1:34 AM