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I am reinstalling an HP Pavilion N5425 Laptop and i am trying to use the code off the bottom but it tells me that is not valid due i have to do something special because it is an HP OEM any help would be greatly appreciated
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I do not know what code you have on the bottom

This is the reinstall method for your laptop


If you mean the cd-key on the bottom, and you are using a xp cd from somewhere else, that is not surprising. XP comes in multiple "flavors" and you cannot use (for example) an unmodified retail cd with an OEM key (the sticker on the case).

So, where did you get the cd?
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