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Wutz

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Hi guys,

I have a Packard Bell IMEDIA 1529 that comes with no XP cd, so i created a master DVD. last week my pc started to mess up so i decided to use my master DVD but when it loaded up it asked for a Serial, at the time i didnt know it was located at the back of the pc. I downloaded Windows XP SP2 and burned it to a DVD when i loaded it up and went through the motions it asked me for a serial so i put in my original Product Key, which didnt work. so i Pm'd the guy i got it off and he gave me the Key. Win XP SP2 was now installed but it has a 30 day time limit to activate it wont accept my original key. What do i do!!
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Hi Wutz & welcome to Geeks2Go!

You downloaded Windows XP SP2 (Windows including the service pack) or just the service pack on it's own? Your post is a bit confusing.
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Ive got a copy of windows xp with sp2 included in the copy
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wutz,

Where did you download the copy of XP SP2 from? I'm a little confused, just as pip22 was. Your original product key won't work with that, it will only work with your original version. If you just downloaded XP from a crack site and you're looking for help with activating it, we won't help with that.
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i dont use crack sites! the copy is my friends windows xp sp2 we thought if we use his dvd and my serial number it would work but it doesnt so i dont know what to do now, every 30 days i have to reinstall my os
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Well, it's still not a legal copy of Windows, and that's why it won't activate. You can't use someone else's copy and your number - it doesn't work like that. You should be able to go back to the computer manufacturer and get a copy of the CD, but you can't use someone else's copy.
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I have a Packard Bell IMEDIA 1529 that comes with no XP cd, so i created a master DVD. last week my pc started to mess up so i decided to use my master DVD but when it loaded up it asked for a Serial, at the time i didnt know it was located at the back of the pc.

if this master was made from the OS that was installed on your computer originally ...then this time reinstall it (the master you made) using the keycode from the back of the computer

Edited by happyrck, 05 March 2008 - 09:40 AM.

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i cant do that my master dvd is damaged it wont work, so im stuck in limbo. unless i buy a new 0S which im not i can live with reformatting end of each month
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