how do i know if a windows xp cd-key is already used? RRS feed

  • Question

  • i just brought a windows XP home edition for Philippines, and i would like to know if the software i bought is genuine or the cd-key has never been used.

    i havent used the cd-key yet (saving it for a future computer). i just want to know because the person who sold it to me looks suspicious because he sold it to me half the price.


    Saturday, February 9, 2008 2:13 PM


  • Hello nookz,


    The only way we can determine if the key is valid or invalid is for you to install it on a machine and attempt validation.  Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.


    Thank you,

    Matt Prall, MS
    WGA Forum Manager


    Monday, February 18, 2008 9:39 PM