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You should see "Microsoft" and "GENUINE" printed at an uphill angle (L to R) when you tilt the CoA on an angle to the slight source. We are not a non profit and I would never in a million years resort to torrents or piracy. Many of them are convenient but these are the bare minimum required to make this work. Regardless, I cant let him use it like this, even if i could get it to activate, none of his updates would work, and he wouldn't be using his key. http://midsolutions.org/xp-media/xp-media-centre-2005-invalid-product-key.html

Click the Install button.

3. I have a Original Key but unfrotunately NO CD. setting aside the fact that certain types of keys are tied to certain software distributions (discs) then what you need to consider is the legality and ethical nature of "transferring an I have an handful of unused licenses (different XP versions) that are from decomissioned PC's.

that's a little different, and the answer is plainly no you are not supposed to. what people are talking about is this tangent of "oh can i use this oem disc with this other system or some product key i ripped off". Raptr CommunityFree-to-PlayRewardsGet Raptr Search Log InSign Up JavaScript is disabled for your browser, so Raptr will appear broken.

Once you get all of the updates and microsoft confirms what you have done, then they declare it invalid. At the Install Netflix in Windows Media Center screen, click Install Now.

2. There is no legal way to move an OEM license to a different machine than the one for which it was sold. So I was unable to progress past step 10. #11 Paperlantern, Oct 13, 2008 bruceb Diamond Member Joined: Aug 20, 2004 Messages: 8,181 Likes Received: 21 You have to watch

MissouriMark says February 16, 2008 at 12:12 pm Hey Teo - I believe the rules described above that apply to the OEM and Retail version, also apply to the Volume disks. When WMC restarts, it will open the Netflix login screen. The license is bleached out and all I can make out is the key. Remember in order to clean install, you can use an Upgrade cd which will save you $ as long as you have another Windows cd at some point to show in

davinder singh says June 3, 2009 at 12:13 am i m not satisfied with this answer because there is file in windows cd which contains some code. Well, I will do this tomorrow an see what happens. He came to me yesterday, because he can no longer log in. I have one of those XP All in one DVD's, which normally ask you for the particular key for the product you're installing.

After installation is done you still have to activate Windows. You usually but not always have to do a phone activation for royalty OEM PKs. Computer Frustration says January 11, 2011 at 3:10 am same prob here Swami, I have genuine Windows xp cd bought retail in 2005 but being new to this I opened it To make things worse, lots of people lose their Windows XP CD.

For this example, I have chosen Drama and The Shawshank Redemption.

5 Select a Movie and Play It Select a Movie and Watch It. Get More Info However, with a few tweaks to reset procedures, both security and client satisfaction can be achieved. At this point without restore disks, there really is nothing you can do and the pc is locked and dead... I assume there are brand-specific OEM disks for Dells, HPs, etc, that don't require Activation when installed on that maker's PCs.

Please enter a valid email address. If it doesn't say that, it's Retail. By RoundEye in forum Marketplace - Buy/Sell/Trade/Hot Deals Replies: 7 Last Post: 05-22-05, 12:21 AM Windows Xp Media Center Edition 2005 any good?!?!!??! useful reference Any advice making this happen is much appreciated as we do this now with Windows 7 and Vista without any issues.

You'd need four images, on each for OEM Home, Retail Home, OEM Pro, and Retail Pro. - plus images for MC and Tablet. Is there functions that the mboard isn't using as the disc was not meant for this specific computer? Proposed as answer by Darin Smith MSOwner Friday, November 19, 2010 8:27 PM Marked as answer by Darin Smith MSOwner Tuesday, November 23, 2010 7:44 PM Friday, November 19, 2010 7:34

Even if Windows XP Installer accepts the product key you type in before installation commences it doesn't mean you're golden.

Think this was the page you were after SeegerSystems. They all have Volume license disks from Microsoft. easy to mix up some characters such as : 8 or S ... Now that you've learned the value of backup, you might want to consider a real backup procedure for all your machines.

If it says OEM, it's OEM. The last thing the internet needs is more computers zombied into botnets spewing out spam and rogue antimalware programs. It used some embedded key, perhaps its a corporate version and not a OEM or retail, I don't know. this page An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request.

I am starting to think the PK sticker on my test white box subject is a fake.