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  • Question

  • HI!
    i bought a genuine copy of windows with my laptop and i have its COA.

    but i gave my laptop for repair once where the reinstalled version of windows now shows that the VLK is blocked and i am unable to update my windows and also unable to install alot of softwares.

    What do i do?

    kindly reply ASAP
    Saturday, June 20, 2009 5:05 AM

Answers

  • Hello Baneen,

    Your best option is to backup and offload your data, then use the manufacturer's recovery solution (hidden hard disk recovery partition or recovery/reinstallation discs) to do a clean installation of XP back onto the computer.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Saturday, June 20, 2009 5:11 AM
  • If you have a genuine product key for Windows XP Professional, you can use the Windows Product Key Update Tool.
    However, if your genuine product key is for Windows XP Home Edition, you'll need to perform a "clean install".

    How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows XP


    Carey Frisch
    Saturday, June 20, 2009 8:32 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hello Baneen,

    Your best option is to backup and offload your data, then use the manufacturer's recovery solution (hidden hard disk recovery partition or recovery/reinstallation discs) to do a clean installation of XP back onto the computer.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Saturday, June 20, 2009 5:11 AM
  • If you have a genuine product key for Windows XP Professional, you can use the Windows Product Key Update Tool.
    However, if your genuine product key is for Windows XP Home Edition, you'll need to perform a "clean install".

    How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows XP


    Carey Frisch
    Saturday, June 20, 2009 8:32 PM
    Moderator