Windows xp product keys
Posted 29 January 2006 - 09:23 PM
Posted 29 January 2006 - 09:29 PM
Posted 29 January 2006 - 09:44 PM
Posted 30 January 2006 - 04:31 AM
the thing is, is that it was working and it kept saying i had 30 days to activate so i was installing all of my apps and updating critical files then after one restart it would not let me log back on until i activated the product.
It's supposed to do that.
What type of XP Licence did you get the original key from?
Have a look at the key and the patterns on it. If it has a brand name on it (Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Packard Bell, Dell, etc) then you need to buy a new copy as that licence cannot be transferred to your current machine.
If the sticker says "OEM Product" on it but doesn't have a brand name then if its never been used or activated, you should be okay, otherwise you need a new licence. But it sounds like this isn't the case.
IF your licence product key was found on the back of a green wallet written inside a small yellow sticker (and you have a great big green XP Home box) and you bought that from somewhere like Amazon or other retail vendors, then that licence will be valid and all you need do is pick up the phone and give Microsoft a call.
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