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  • I recently purchased a Dell laptop on ebay.

    I replaced the missing hard drive.

    I loaded Windows XP onto the new drive but the Product Key on the bottom of this laptop does not work!

    Help!!!

     

    Thursday, November 17, 2011 3:51 AM

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  • "Joeb47" wrote in message news:bb99be9f-323b-4208-89a1-cec1e96a66a7...

    I recently purchased a Dell laptop on ebay.

    I replaced the missing hard drive.

    I loaded Windows XP onto the new drive but the Product Key on the bottom of this laptop does not work!

    Help!!!

     

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state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine, but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
     
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Monday, November 21, 2011 11:00 PM
    Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:10 PM
    Moderator

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  • Try using the Windows XP Product Key Update Tool.
    Carey Frisch
    Thursday, November 17, 2011 4:39 AM
    Moderator
  • "Joeb47" wrote in message news:bb99be9f-323b-4208-89a1-cec1e96a66a7...

    I recently purchased a Dell laptop on ebay.

    I replaced the missing hard drive.

    I loaded Windows XP onto the new drive but the Product Key on the bottom of this laptop does not work!

    Help!!!

     

    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, but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
     
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Monday, November 21, 2011 11:00 PM
    Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:10 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi there I did try before to run windows XP ,I could not ,but you must call microsoft office ,I do not remember number but try call any number there,and ask them which number you should call to Activate Windows XP , W hen you get connected you just talk with computer ,and you get in within second ,it is to easy ,good luck
    Sunday, November 20, 2011 12:30 AM
  • No reply from the Original Poster.

    Issue is assumed to be resolved.


    Darin MS
    Monday, November 21, 2011 11:00 PM