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hi guys hi had to buy windows xp pro :)

well anyways installed it, and computer works, but its saying i have to regster windows. Do i have to??

If YES then
i will need my cd key right. Well i think i lost my cd and the case what had the cd key in it :tazz: what can i do, my friend told me that if i go to my computer and right click properies it will be , well a number was there is that the cd key??

If NO
thanks for the :)
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tdats...

You won't need your cd key...that requirement was satisfied when you installed the os.

Click Start and point to All Programs then to Accessories then to System Tools and click on "Activate Windows". You'll need to be online when you do this. It's painless! :tazz:

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Edited by wannabe1, 21 September 2005 - 07:48 PM.

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thanks for the help, but when i clicked start and went through those options it wasnt there to activate windows.

so i clicked on the keys icon near the clock, on the bar. Anyways then it said i had to activate windows but i didnt have to register it, i didnt want to. But now i have this screen when i followed a couple of steps to activate windows

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Edited by tdats, 21 September 2005 - 08:01 PM.

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Download Majic Jelly Bean and run it for your cd key.

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Download Majic Jelly Bean and run it for your cd key.

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thanks for the help. I dowloaded the magical jelly bean and ran it, sure enough if found the cd key. But when i put in the numbers in the cd screen (^^^ see pic in above post) i get back to the same screen thast above and its saying that this product key is unauthorized. What the... i clearly bough windows and its not some bootleg version. What happens if i dont activate windows will i still be a ble to use my computer? :tazz: :) :)
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What happens if i dont activate windows will i still be a ble to use my computer?  :tazz:  :)  :)

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Howdy:

In 30 days it will quit working until you activate it..

Suggest you use the option to phone Microsoft to activate!!

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Yes, just phone and you will get some guy in India with a western sounding name like "Sam" or "Bill" (where do they get all these Indian folks with western names?)

This problem is becoming ridiculously common...I have opened two CDs from shrink-wrapped packages and had the same unauthorized message come up.

Just stay calm, explain that this OS was installed only one machine and they will give you a new machine
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where did you get the version of xp that you installed?
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where did you get the version of xp that you installed?

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thanks for the interest guys.

To answer your question i got it online, the website was www.agsolutionspc.com
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just checking to make sure you had a legal copy...
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just checking to make sure you  had a legal copy...

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yes i do, i have the receipt form the website.

So anyways finally called today the 1888 571 2048 phone number and go the automated voice message, the computer gave me a long number that i told the machine, litteraly like 50 numbers, then it took like 5 minutes and it said i should returnt he copy of windows that i had. What the... :tazz: :) :) :) :) what to do now? 7 days left!!!!!!!!!
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anyone any other suggestions or points??? please
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4 days left :tazz:
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fyi--The number I called is the same one displayed by windows when the number doesn't match or there is a problem with the authentication server.


the computer gave me a long number that i told the machine, litteraly like 50 numbers


Did you put those numbers in the box? The code they give you is quite lengthy, but if you follow the instructions it will work. What I get is that it gave you a code, and then told you to return it?

You may want to contact the reseller and relate this and have them send you a new cd
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fyi--The number I called is the same one displayed by windows when the number doesn't match or there is a problem with the authentication server.
Did you put those numbers in the box? The code they give you is quite lengthy, but if you follow the instructions it will work. What I get is that it gave you a code, and then told you to return it?

You may want to contact the reseller and relate this and have them send you a new cd

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ok, here is what i did just a couple seconds ago.

-called the phone number 716 871 2929
- an automated machine answered the phone and asked me what i wanted to register windows xp
- i said yes, it asked if i had the screen open to register on my computer
- i said yes then the machine said to read of the Istalation ID wich was a really long number broken into 9 parts with about 6 numbers in each part, that was on my computer screen.
- i read the entire thing in sections
- once i finished the automated machine on the other side of the phone took about 1 minute and said that my Instalation ID was invalid, and it was not a valid product, to either reinstall or return the product.
- and then diconnected me from the phone :tazz:
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