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  • Question

  • I bought an old Compaq legacy computer for fifty bucks with Windows XP installed simply to run some old games that won't run on my Windows 8 computer.  I also bought a USB wireless adapter simply to check in once in a while while I was playing without going downstairs.  Once on line I ran Windows updates, which included the genuine Windows check, and now I'm told I don't have a valid copy of Windows XP.  Trying to resolve the problem, I find I have to buy Winows 7.  I don't want Windows 7 on this computer.  I can't find a copy of Windows XP that I own to enter that Windows XP Key.  I'm happy to pay a couple of dollars to get legal, but $149 for software I don't want or need is excessive.  Any suggestions will be appreciated.
    Sunday, November 2, 2014 4:51 PM


  • To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool

    (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )

     Once saved, run the tool.

    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.

     To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.

      - in your own thread, please

    Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Monday, November 3, 2014 2:17 PM