Installing XP Without Product Key

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Evcity

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My computer has been unstable for some time now and finally packed it in. I have begun to reinstall windows XP with a borrowed disk and it has (as expected) asked me for a CD key. I don't have one, and obviously I can't recover my old one.

If Windows funtions are compromised by "Genuine Advantage" junk later on thats fine, I just want to be able to complete the install.

Any suggestions?

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Evcity

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Hey Dan O, thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately I think I've messed up pretty bad. I've already reformatted and gone for the full installation. XP is waiting for me to type in the key (I'm posting from a laptop).
 
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Then you will need to contact Microsoft for a new key code, which they will generally do once.
 
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