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cannot validate new validation code RRS feed

  • Question

  • Just purchased new windows validation Cd with new code.
    Automatic update states that there is insuficient space on drive (there is 22mb)
    Also new code is not being accepted in the registry - not correct code
    This is on Windows XP
    Saturday, June 27, 2009 7:21 PM

Answers

  • Hello forkcamper,

      If I understand correctly, you have a copy of XP already installed and you are attempting to change the product key. (please correct me if I have misread) 

      There are two supported ways of changing a Product Key in XP.

    1) The Product Key Update Tool (http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/selfhelp/XPPkuinst.aspx)
    2) Reinstall XP using the new key.

    Note: if the Product Update tool is unable to change the product key (for any reason) then the only option is to reinstall using the new key. 

    Note: Automatic Update issues are off topic for the XP Validation forum.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS
    Monday, June 29, 2009 7:36 PM