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How to put a valid key once you have already install a invalid product RRS feed

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  • Can we put a valid key and make our windows genuine by putting a genuine key???? then what are the steps ???? plz let me know... cuz i purchsed a valid product.... now i dnt wana format ma computer and insatall a fresh copy
    • Changed type Carey FrischMVP, Editor Friday, October 30, 2009 10:14 PM Comment -> Question
    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Editor Friday, October 30, 2009 10:14 PM Moved to relevant category (From:Genuine Benefits)
    • Moved by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, November 24, 2009 7:42 PM xp issue moved to XP Forum (From:Windows Vista Validation Issues (Windows Vista))
    Monday, October 26, 2009 1:30 AM

Answers

  • Hello Rashendra,

    Please repost in the Windows XP http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinewindowsxp/threads or Windows Vista http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinevista/threads section of the forum, as appropriate to your installation of Windows.

    When you repost, please follow these instructions:

    Please refer to the link below and run the MGA Diagnostics tool:

     

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

     

    You will be prompted to either “Run” or “Save” the tool. Choose to “Run” the tool and follow the on-screen prompts. You will receive an “Internet Explorer-Security Warning” dialog box for the “Windows Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool”; you must choose to “Run” this tool when prompted.

     

    Once you are presented with the Diagnostics tool choose “Continue” to run the diagnostic report. If the “RESOLVE” button is available after running the diagnostics, please click “RESOLVE” to allow the diagnostic tool to attempt a repair.

     

    1.      After running the MGA Diagnostic tool, click on the “Windows” tab and then click on “Copy”.

    2.      Please return to this post and “Paste” the results here for additional review.

     

    Next look on the computer itself, in the documentation you received with the computer or with your retail purchase of Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticity (COA).  If you have one, tell us about the COA.  Tell us:

    1.  What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center, or another version of Windows?

    2.  Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3.  Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4.  DO NOT post the Product Key that may be printed on the CoA.

    Not sure what to look for?  See this page for reference:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx

     

    NOTE: The data collected with the Genuine Diagnostics Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you and can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, November 5, 2009 8:39 PM
    Monday, October 26, 2009 2:30 PM

All replies

  • Hello Rashendra,

    Please repost in the Windows XP http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinewindowsxp/threads or Windows Vista http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinevista/threads section of the forum, as appropriate to your installation of Windows.

    When you repost, please follow these instructions:

    Please refer to the link below and run the MGA Diagnostics tool:

     

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

     

    You will be prompted to either “Run” or “Save” the tool. Choose to “Run” the tool and follow the on-screen prompts. You will receive an “Internet Explorer-Security Warning” dialog box for the “Windows Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool”; you must choose to “Run” this tool when prompted.

     

    Once you are presented with the Diagnostics tool choose “Continue” to run the diagnostic report. If the “RESOLVE” button is available after running the diagnostics, please click “RESOLVE” to allow the diagnostic tool to attempt a repair.

     

    1.      After running the MGA Diagnostic tool, click on the “Windows” tab and then click on “Copy”.

    2.      Please return to this post and “Paste” the results here for additional review.

     

    Next look on the computer itself, in the documentation you received with the computer or with your retail purchase of Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticity (COA).  If you have one, tell us about the COA.  Tell us:

    1.  What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center, or another version of Windows?

    2.  Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3.  Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4.  DO NOT post the Product Key that may be printed on the CoA.

    Not sure what to look for?  See this page for reference:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx

     

    NOTE: The data collected with the Genuine Diagnostics Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you and can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, November 5, 2009 8:39 PM
    Monday, October 26, 2009 2:30 PM
  • No reply from original poster.

    Question is assumed to be answered.

    Darin MS
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 8:38 PM