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I recently got a virus on my computer and decided to reinstally my operating system. After i reninstalled, however, and tried to activate xp, it said that my cd key was invalid. What do I do?
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Welcome to Geeks To Go! :tazz:
You may have to call Microsoft about that. It should work, though. Did you install XP on another computer and activate it, or change a lot of hardware since you last activated?

Edited by Pi rules, 12 October 2005 - 07:08 PM.

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I recently got a virus on my computer and decided to reinstally my operating system. After i reninstalled, however, and tried to activate xp, it said that my cd key was invalid. What do I do?


yea...i changed the video card. and i called microsoft, they told me to enter the PRODUCT CODE and i did it like 5 times, but it said it was an invalid PRODUCT CODE
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Does this happen when you are trying to install XP (while entering the product key) or after you install and try to activate?

Only changing the video card shouldn't do anything to the activation code.
Are you sure the CD and product was from that computer?

PS: I've got to go soon, sorry.
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Howdy:

Where did you get your XP cd from??

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Does this happen when you are trying to install XP (while entering the product key) or after you install and try to activate?

Only changing the video card shouldn't do anything to the activation code.
Are you sure the CD and product was from that computer?

PS: I've got to go soon, sorry.


I got it from this computer...it even worked the first time i tried activating it. Now it's invalid...curse you bill
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Howdy:

Where did you get your XP cd from??

Murray



I repeat.. Where did you get your XP cd from??

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I repeat.. Where did you get your XP cd from??

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I got it with the computer
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Is this an original XP cd or a copy??

Is your system a branded system - Dell, HP, Compaq, etc?? That would make a difference as well..

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Unfortunately, you seem to be a tad evasive here..

Is this an original XP cd or a copy??

Is your system a branded system - Dell, HP, Compaq, etc?? That would make a difference as well..

Murray


no, no its the original, not a copy
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yea...i changed the video card. and i called microsoft, they told me to enter the PRODUCT CODE and i did it like 5 times, but it said it was an invalid PRODUCT CODE

I'd call again and activate it over the phone. They should help you sort out your issue.
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I'd call again and activate it over the phone. They should help you sort out your issue.


i tried that, some bot came up and led me through this elaborate process, then told me my product code was invalid...the freakin product code for the computer printed on the side!!! :tazz:
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You should select activate by phone, or if you choose activate by internet, when it does not work it will ask you to hold while they put you through to an advisor
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Again, is this a branded system - Dell, HP, Compaq or custom made??

The problem is that these systems use a Volume License to install XP and it is NOT the one that is stuck to your computer case!!

You need to speak to a REAL person at Microsoft, explain what you did and give them the key code on your computer case!!

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Again, is this a branded system - Dell, HP, Compaq or custom made??

The problem is that these systems use a Volume License to install XP and it is NOT the one that is stuck to your computer case!!

You need to speak to a REAL person at Microsoft, explain what you did and give them the key code on your computer case!!

Murray

When i call, i don't have the option of choosing between a real person and a bot
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