Windows XP Home Edition/Windows XP Media Center Edition License Key does not work. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Compaq Presario SR2044NX rebuild after disk crash. Using Windows XP Home Edition SP2 disk provided. When I attempt to use the License Key located in the lower right hand corner of the P.C. XP responds with invalid license key. The Genuine sticker does display "Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005" not "Windows XP Home Edition". I've contact HP and they are not help. Any ideas how I can get this license to work?
    Monday, February 22, 2010 4:17 AM


  • If the "Genuine sticker does display "Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005", you can only use the "Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 CD" to install with.
    Please see: Ordering recovery discs from HP
    Carey Frisch
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, February 25, 2010 11:23 PM
    Monday, February 22, 2010 4:41 AM