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By jbmcnair ·
after installing windows xp from product cd there was no request to enter product key and now after rebooting pc the edit shows up in the lower right hand corner of the desktop - 30 days to activate windows, then the box (windows activated click ok, and it goes away till next reboot. any way of getting rid of this annoying edit??? pls. hurry!! thx. chao.

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by BFilmFan In reply to active windows

You need to register your copy of Windows.

Vlick Start, then Run, and then type "oobe/msoobe /a"

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by jbmcnair In reply to active windows

well, I know that part already I mean it's obvious the OS has to be registered but is there anyway to enter in the product key digits now or does it have to be re-installed fresh? thx.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to active windows

You can do a repair install and it will re-ask for the Product Key. Boot from CD and select option to repair windows.

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by DouglasB In reply to active windows

Can you click the box to register and have the reg wizard start? If it can't find the key it will give you an opportunity to enter it during the registration process.

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by w2ktechman In reply to active windows

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810892

This will walk you through registering it with a new product key (allowing to enter a different key).

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