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XP Pro (SP2) Rebuild on Dell Laptop. RRS feed

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    Hi,

     

    I am rebuilding my Dell laptop, but no longer have the XP Pro disk that was shipped with it.

     

    I have an alternate XP Pro CD for my desktop system, which I am using to install windows.

     

    The problem I have is when I get to the section to insert the Product Key (from the Genuine label) on the bottom of the laptop it issues a pop-up to say that this is an invalid Product Key.

     

    Can you advise how I can complete the windows install, as I am now stuck with my laptop in limbo due to half way through the build process.

     

    Many thanks

     

     

    Adam

    Monday, April 7, 2008 10:41 AM

Answers

  • The Dell OEM Windows XP product key affixed to your Dell laptop is only valid with a Dell Windows XP Reinstallation CD.  You'll need to contact Dell and order the proper disc:

     

    How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246/en-gb

     

     

    Monday, April 7, 2008 3:28 PM
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