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Windows XP Pro Activation w/o CDs or original product key?

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Windows XP Pro Activation w/o CDs or original product key?

raptormoonx
My grandfather had a HP Pavilion a342n Desktop PC that I received after his passing in 2010. I booted up the computer and received the message box for Genuine Activation. It asked for the product key, and after looking through everything we could find for the computer, the original CDs were lost. My parents want to use this computer as a replacement for their current desktop and I don't want to leave them with a vulnerable computer. Is it possible to get it activated, and if so, how? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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    jbaker.it

    Microsoft will show you how to change the product key

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    redave

    Win8 is smaller and faster than Win7. Use it in desktop mode. Metro may be confusing.

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    Deadly Ernest

    program called RockXP - file is rockxp.exe - which has some great tools for fine tuning Win Xp performance and also includes a tool whereby you can change the registration key of the installed software. I used it several times where someone had a valid licence for Win XP but their install discs were damage or unfindable. I used my valid XP discs to reinstall the software, loaded RockXP, changed the registration key from the one I used to do the install (my key) to their key, went on-line and did the activation and updates, no troubles at all. The only issue here is that in each case I was using my Win XP Pro to rebuild XP Pro systems and Win XP Home to rebuild XP Home systems, don't know how it'll go with a XP Pro install and a XP Home key.

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    dimitrov_d

    Find HP's OEM version of WinXP installation media. It will not ask you for ser. number nor activation. This installation CD you can install on each HP (even old Compaq) hardware.

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    jbaker.it

    Microsoft will show you how to change the product key

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    redave

    Win8 is smaller and faster than Win7. Use it in desktop mode. Metro may be confusing.

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    Deadly Ernest

    program called RockXP - file is rockxp.exe - which has some great tools for fine tuning Win Xp performance and also includes a tool whereby you can change the registration key of the installed software. I used it several times where someone had a valid licence for Win XP but their install discs were damage or unfindable. I used my valid XP discs to reinstall the software, loaded RockXP, changed the registration key from the one I used to do the install (my key) to their key, went on-line and did the activation and updates, no troubles at all. The only issue here is that in each case I was using my Win XP Pro to rebuild XP Pro systems and Win XP Home to rebuild XP Home systems, don't know how it'll go with a XP Pro install and a XP Home key.

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    dimitrov_d

    Find HP's OEM version of WinXP installation media. It will not ask you for ser. number nor activation. This installation CD you can install on each HP (even old Compaq) hardware.