invalid key from download through the Microsoft college academy software thing RRS feed

  • Question


    I download XP Pro through Microsoft via my college and when I try to validate XP, it will not accept the key that came with it.

    Sunday, December 16, 2007 8:59 AM


  • Please download and run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 , then click the Windows tab,

    Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum. 




    Step 2 is 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.
    5. Please also provide a short description of the issue you are experiencing.


    NOTE: The data collected with the Genuine Diagnostics Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally

    identify you and can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.



    Stephen Holm, MS

    Monday, December 17, 2007 11:52 PM