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  • Question

  • Guy's I have been given an old Toshiba portege m100 laptop with a dead hard drive. The product key sticker is for windows XP Pro1 -2CPU / Toshiba is still intact.  How can I tell if the key is still good for this machine, as the laptop has a chequered history someone else may have used this key and if I try to use it I may get rejected. Of course I would have to have bought a new drive first so I'm juggling with the cost of a drive only to be disappointed not being able to load an OS.

    Is there somewhere I can enter the key and PC serial number to check validity ?



    Mick McScrooge.

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 7:19 PM