valid xp cd key?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dayneh88, Jun 11, 2002.

  1. dayneh88

    dayneh88 Guest

    hi,
    i was just wondering if theres a way you can check your cd key that u used to install xp with, because i am trying to change my cd key with the guide on this site and i have a valid key, and it keeps on telling me that i havn't entered it correctly,
    please help,
    dayne
     
  2. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    You have a valid key but your profile says "xp pro RIPPED".... nice one
     
  3. dayneh88

    dayneh88 Guest

    no i have a valid key, because i recently just bought xp professional and it has a cd key on it that is valid, i just don't wanna reinstall windows xp again so i am trying this method
     
  4. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    retail keys wont work with a corprate copy. reinstall, reformat, or not even bother look like your only options
     
  5. TR!GG3R

    TR!GG3R Guest

    LOL:D :D :D :D
     
  6. dayneh88

    dayneh88 Guest

    look, can anyone help me with this problem,
    thankx\
    dayne
     
  7. dayneh88

    dayneh88 Guest

    how can i find out weather i am running a corporate copy of windows xp
     
  8. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Well if its not a legit copy its a corprate version
     
  9. lancerevp

    lancerevp Guest

    i got the fake stuff
    wut do i do
     
  10. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    read the front page
     
  11. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Can we say, "oooooops!" "I'm sorry but you have used a number that has been found out or is no longer in service. If you feel you got this error in errrrummm... error, please dial your MicroSquish Operator. They will be happy to laugh at you and not assist you." :D
     
  12. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    HAHA
     
  13. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Sorry to hear you're having the problem dayneh88. Kudos for buying your own copy of XP. The problem it that each flavor of XP has it's own flavor of CD key. XP Pro Corp needs a corresponding key type; XP Pro Retail needs a corresponding key type, etc. If you want to check to see if the key you have will work before using the guide on the front page start an installation by going to the i386 folder and running the winnt32.exe file... choose the 'upgrade' option. You can enter your key and see if it's valid before any file copying is done. If it's valid then you can close out setup and use the guide. Good luck.
     
  14. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

    ------------------------------------------------------------
    MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP CORPORATION EDITION VOLUME LICENSE KEYS
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    Says it all don't it :D

    Like Lonman said each 'flavour' :) of XP needs its own key.
     
  15. dayneh88

    dayneh88 Guest

    thanks alot guys,
    i really appreciate your help, i actually downloaded the program that explains how to do it really well, i my key did work, so everything is kewl,
    thanks anyway,
    your help is grately appreciated,
    dayne
     
  16. Slagathor

    Slagathor Guest

    Search for a little app called xpkeytest.
    That should fix you up.......