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  • Nevermind, please delete

    • Edited by SylvanK Tuesday, March 23, 2010 8:04 PM
    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 6:23 PM

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  • Hello SylvanK,

    What are you doing that requires the Product Key be entered somewhere?  Validation certainly does not.

    If you are trying to install and you are at the part of Setup that requests the product key, AFAIK you can stay there forever typing in numbers and letters without "Windows deciding its invalid."

    Is the computer operational now?  If so...

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

    Step 2 is to look on the computer,  or with the materials you received with the computer, or the materials you received with your retail purchase of 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?

    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 that may be printed on the CoA.

    5.  Retail packages for Windows have their CoA on the outer boxtop.  The product key is not on the CoA.

    Not sure what to look for?  Click here:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx


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    • Marked as answer by SylvanK Tuesday, March 23, 2010 8:04 PM
    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:39 PM