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  • I switched a loaded hard drive from one Dell Dimension 2350 (dead MoBo) to another then could not find original disc to reinstall windows.  I now have two product keys, one from the original tower the hard drive came out of and one from the tower the hard drive is now in.  It worked fine for quite some time but now is getting locked out due to validation issue.
    Have replacement disc coming from Dell but was wondering if there was anything that could be done it the meantime to regain use of the pc?  I need to get current back ups of a database before doing a reinstall.
    Thanks for your help.
    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 7:48 PM


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