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How to get a new product key please help.

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Alright i installed windows xp professional off my disk and enter my product key.I got a message saying "I may be using counterfeiting software".I bought this disk+product from some guy that sells computer,I'm wondering is and what number can i call to get a new product key because i don't have the money for one.Thank you

Edited by Aaron18, 03 December 2008 - 01:58 AM.

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You can only legally get a genuine product key from Microsoft and it won't be free.
You should only buy a copy of Windows for self-install from a reputable software store to avoid this problem.
Many backstreet PC shops will give you a cheaper pirated copy whose CD key has already been used several times by other people,
or the key is a "cracked" one never issued by Microsoft.
In either case the key is then "blacklisted" by Microsoft who will refuse to activate it. The money you may have saved is pointless because you end up having to buy a valid key from Microsoft anyway, or another genuine retail copy from a reputable store.

Microsoft Windows Activation Centres Worldwide: http://www.microsoft...ol/numbers.mspx

Beyond this we cannot help you.
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