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If you are only just going to school, check back later today :tazz:

It's 01:33 here
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This should find the product key while windows is installed

http://www.magicalje...keyfinder.shtml
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You were right. There was a sticker under my laptop which had the product key. The only problem now is the CD. How would I know what I need? The one with SP2 or none? My laptop was bought I think 5 months ago. Do you think the one with SP2 was the one installed? Is there any way to check? Thanks again.
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If it is 5 months old then SP2 is favourite, however, it will just say you have inserted the wrong CD if it isn't
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Read this one.

http://www.miclasifi..._what_to_do.php


Try to disconnect your cd drive, reboot and see if it makes any difference.
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Err... It's a laptop. That would be very hard (and scary) to do.
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I appreciate your reluctance. If you don't feel comfortable even trying, then do not do that.
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Easier to put the wrong CD in and get a message to confirm that, then insert the correct CD
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In the link that I brought up in a previous post they look at the message "The CD has a bad block" as a result of a cd-rom or motherboard electronic failure. This is why I suggested to try and disconnect the cdr.
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Err... I tried typing sfc /scannow without any CD... It still ran... Do I still need that XP Home CD?
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Not if it showed the progress bar which then went off
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