New licence key
Posted 21 February 2006 - 05:27 AM
Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:02 AM
When you obtain it, you would follow the instructions
Start > Run
In the right pane, right-click the ODBETimer binary value and select Modify. Change at least one character of this value to either a number from 0 to 9 or to a letter from A to F, and then click OK and close the Registry Editor. This renders the current product key invalid and deactivates Windows.
Click Start > Run and type
Windows will launch the Product Activation Wizard. Select the option to telephone a Microsoft customer service representative to activate Windows.
Select the Change Product Key option and enter your new product key.
Click Update and close the window.
If Windows returns you to the previous screen, just select the Remind Me Later option. When the wizard is finished, reboot the system.
When Windows reboots, your next step will depend on which Windows XP version you are using. If you have XP Home or Professional, you’ll be prompted to reactivate your copy of Windows through the normal activation process.
Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:04 AM
YOU NEED TO OBTAIN A LICENSE FOR THE SAME VERSION OF WINDOWS THAT IS CURRENTLY INSTALLED
ie--windows xp pro = windows xp pro
windows xp home - windows xp home
windows xp pro upgrade = windows xp pro upgrade
Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:20 AM
Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:30 AM
Note: you can also buy the same edition you have...you do not have to just buy the license since each cd comes with a license
Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:31 AM
Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:34 AM
Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:38 AM
I ask this because in order to avoid activation with a pirated key for windows xp home, you typically need to be running a software patch--that may need to be removed before you enter the new key
Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:42 AM
Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:46 AM
Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:48 AM
Ok, what you just said was gobblydegook to me! Mums comp was being a right mare .....
ok, now I'm the one who is lost...right mare?
Mom's PC was not working, so she took your cd and your cd key and ---did what? She reinstalled windows? But, it will not activate.
Where was her CD? Her CD key.
Does she have a functioning, albeit, unlicensed key now?
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