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I lost my xp product key Help:

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I lost my xp product key Help:

ervin_rob2002
I have my xp cd but i have lost the product number I don't have the os on a computer so i can't use jelly bean or anything like that cause i need the key so i can install the xp home... can someone help me????
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    statykserver

    What will have to be done is to call MS and try to activate it. I doubt it though but it's worth a try.

    Regards

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    Aaron A Baker

    You could probably get a phony key, but that would cause you greater problems than you have now.
    The answer is to Call Microsoft Directly and explain yourself.
    Offer to shoot them a copy of your receipt if necessary etc.
    Tell them where and when you bought the PC.
    Did you Buy the XP_OS yourself? or was it included with a Computer Purchase?
    In which case I would return it to the vendor and pay for a reload.
    Sorry, but this is the best I can do for you under the circumstances.
    Remember, you could always pick up a phony number but in the end it WILL brand you as
    a thief in Microsoft's eyes.
    Then you might as well throw away your XP CD and start all over again.
    So no matter how tempting, go the long route. It will be worth it in the end.
    Wish I could better but the answer is to call Redmond, explain yourself and get a new number.
    Regards
    Aaron
    PS
    I'll try to come back with a phone no.
    Good Luck

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    ozi Eagle

    Hi,

    I might be trying to teach you how to suck eggs, but have you looked all over the computer case?
    XP usually has removable stickers with the key, which should be stuck on the outside of the case.

    Herb

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    Aaron A Baker

    I haven't seen a Dell yet that didn't have the Serial number stuck on the side of the tower somewhere.
    I've always thought this was foolish as it's in plain view, but what are you going to do?
    That's Dell for you.
    Regards
    Aaron

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    ervin_rob2002

    i sent the key with the laptop to a buyer
    on ebay can't reach the person...

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    Jesus_C

    If your windows is the oem copy that came with your machine and xp pro this will help.

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/oempreac.mspx

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    Aaron A Baker

    Thank You.
    I found this helpful too.
    I've earmarked it for the future.
    Once again.
    Thanks
    Regards
    Aaron

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    Aaron A Baker

    Please let us know how you made out, k?
    Good Luck
    Aaron

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    statykserver

    What will have to be done is to call MS and try to activate it. I doubt it though but it's worth a try.

    Regards

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    Aaron A Baker

    You could probably get a phony key, but that would cause you greater problems than you have now.
    The answer is to Call Microsoft Directly and explain yourself.
    Offer to shoot them a copy of your receipt if necessary etc.
    Tell them where and when you bought the PC.
    Did you Buy the XP_OS yourself? or was it included with a Computer Purchase?
    In which case I would return it to the vendor and pay for a reload.
    Sorry, but this is the best I can do for you under the circumstances.
    Remember, you could always pick up a phony number but in the end it WILL brand you as
    a thief in Microsoft's eyes.
    Then you might as well throw away your XP CD and start all over again.
    So no matter how tempting, go the long route. It will be worth it in the end.
    Wish I could better but the answer is to call Redmond, explain yourself and get a new number.
    Regards
    Aaron
    PS
    I'll try to come back with a phone no.
    Good Luck

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    ozi Eagle

    Hi,

    I might be trying to teach you how to suck eggs, but have you looked all over the computer case?
    XP usually has removable stickers with the key, which should be stuck on the outside of the case.

    Herb

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    Aaron A Baker

    I haven't seen a Dell yet that didn't have the Serial number stuck on the side of the tower somewhere.
    I've always thought this was foolish as it's in plain view, but what are you going to do?
    That's Dell for you.
    Regards
    Aaron

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    ervin_rob2002

    i sent the key with the laptop to a buyer
    on ebay can't reach the person...

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    Jesus_C

    If your windows is the oem copy that came with your machine and xp pro this will help.

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/oempreac.mspx

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    Aaron A Baker

    Thank You.
    I found this helpful too.
    I've earmarked it for the future.
    Once again.
    Thanks
    Regards
    Aaron

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    Aaron A Baker

    Please let us know how you made out, k?
    Good Luck
    Aaron