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Quart_Knee13

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Ok so I have several quastions. I recently accuired a notebook & it is a 2004 gateway is all I know about it. I got a restore windows XP cd to try to start over. I got a product key finder cd & got the key but when i entered the key when trying to restore windows it keeps telling me the key is invalid so i went ahead & did the restore without the key & now its telling me only have so many days to register it. If I dont enter the right key in time is is going to quit working? How do i find the right key? How do I get the restore to work properly? any help is appreciated.
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There should be a sticker on the bottom of the laptop with the original OS version and serial number.
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only part of the sticker is there it has been torn off
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I also ran the product key finder i have again & it gave me a different code tried it still didnt work
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Is the original OS XP?
Are you trying to do a factory recovery?
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Yes Xp is the original system & yes just trying to start over
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Without that sticker your only other option is to purchase a new XP installation disk with a product key or contact Microsoft and they might be able to get you a new key once you explain the sticker is not all there.
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 20 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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