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  • i installed a back up windows on my laptop and used my product key code that it came with that is still stuck on the bottom of the laptop and it is saying that it is not vallid and i was wondering why it would say that. can you help me..thank you sean kennedy...

    Saturday, August 11, 2007 8:22 PM

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    Phoenix_fire,

     

    If XP setup is rejecting the Product Key, then you are using the wrong media.  Product Keys are matched to a certain type of media.  You will need a systembuilder/OEM CD that matches the edition and license type of the XP listed on your Certificate of Authenticity.

     

    After installing XP using generic media and using the Product Key on a major manufacturer computer, you have to do a Telephonic Activation.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:25 AM