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michicca

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:tazz: I foolishly used the XP disc i got with my laptop on a blank computer thinking i owned the programme and the product key would be valid unfortunatly i'm an idiot and didn't realise that it was computer specific unless you bought the disc seperately. My problem is that now there is some important stuff on the system and only 18 days to register before the system fails, other than trying to back up the stuff that i can does anyone have some advice for me? PLEASE!!!!!???????????!!!!!!! it could well save my life as if this stuff is lost my mum WILL kill me!!!!! :)
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Just because the Window isn't activated within 30 days doesn't mean anything's going to happen to the data. It'll still be there.

Easiest solution is simply buy a new licence key for that system. You can do this in multiple ways, including over the phone or go to Amazon or whatever.
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i thought it would shut down the system? It does mean that the programs won't function though? i'm going to go look on amazon now and look but i may be back. Will i be buying a whole new XP program or just a key?
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Go through Microsoft so you get the correct advice and the correct component

They should be able to provide you with a certificate and a product key, though you could ask how much the difference is between that and an XP CD, also ask about the educational version, if you qualify
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i thought it would shut down the system? It does mean that the programs won't function though?


Just means you won't be able to log into Windows any more in normal mode, that's all it means.

And thus if you can't log in, you can't do anything.
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