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win XP activation

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gdecat, Nov 9, 2004.

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  1. gdecat

    gdecat Thread Starter

    Mar 29, 2003
    Will the product ID's for Windows XP work with any Windows Installation CD? A friend of mine tried to reinstall Windows XP home edition on his computer with some one else's CD, but using his Product ID#. He is at college and his installation disc was left at home so he didn't want to wait for it ot arrive. When he tried this, he called microsoft to activate and a recording told him that either the ID# was bad or the ID# did not recgonixe the software and to re-install. So did that mean that he has to use his own CD? His CD was a Windows XP Home Edition upgrade disc while the one he tried wasn't an upgrade.
  2. Login Error

    Login Error

    Nov 9, 2004
    the product keys will work with any CD as long as they are the SAME VERSION otherwise it gets fairly complicated...
  3. buck52

    buck52 Banned

    Mar 9, 2001
    Best for your fried to wait for the real CD and key to be sent ot him/her... anything else would be illegal...

    don't think the activation will go through...

    closing this thread...

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