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  • Question

  • I bought my IBM T42P laptop 3 years ago, unfortunately, I threw away the Windows XP Prof CD that came with it.  The state of the computer got pretty bad, so I decided to reformat it and borrowed a copy of windows XP prof copy.

    It turned out that it requires VLK... I tried typing in the key on the back of my computer, which obviously didn't work.  So I just type some key that works...  Now I get this "Not Genuine" problem, which is understood...

    So... How can I get a copy of a regular Windows XP CD so I can put in my original product key?  Any reason why the Volumne License verison doesn't accept my real key?  I'm assuming the two version consumer or VLK is the same... so why doesn't it accept my key?

    Please help! James

    Monday, May 15, 2006 4:48 AM


  • The Product Key affixed to your IBM computer is only valid with IBM's recommeded method to restore Windows XP.  Contact IBM support and order their recovery CD designed for your specific IBM computer.
    Monday, May 15, 2006 1:19 PM