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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

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

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    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...

    buck
     
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