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  • Hi,

    My computer have come with xp and was activate,so i did nt use my own key ( i have the xp cd).The problem is the store s key is not a original i have try to change it with the keytool.Guess what the key tool say my key(the key of the cd) is not valid for this system. I dont want format i hope there another solution.

    sorry for my englihsss :) 

    Saturday, February 3, 2007 9:32 AM

Answers

  • Spydygo,

    The "not valid for this system" error means that you are trying to use the wrong kind of Product Key for that edition of XP.  Each edition has its own type of Product Keys.

    Please follow these steps for assistance:

    Step 1 is to run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012, then click the Windows tab, click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into a response in this thread.

    Step 2 is to look on the computer or with the materials you received with the computer or with Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticty (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.

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

    Saturday, February 3, 2007 4:45 PM