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Anonymous
July 29, 2005 11:45:03 AM

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I've repaired my corrupted version of XP media center 2004 with a media 2005
installation. But neither Product Key are considered valid, so I'm fairly
screwed.
Any other ideas?

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Anonymous
July 29, 2005 1:48:21 PM

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Contact the vendor you purchased it from for assistance.

Chris Whitfield wrote:

> I've repaired my corrupted version of XP media center 2004 with a media 2005
> installation. But neither Product Key are considered valid, so I'm fairly
> screwed.
> Any other ideas?
Anonymous
July 29, 2005 2:51:35 PM

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Hi,

Did you use the same product key that was used for the initial installation
during your repair instsallation?

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Gary Tsang
Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
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"Chris Whitfield" <ChrisWhitfield@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:AFD98E85-41F2-4EB3-B11B-C7EE3E8998FF@microsoft.com...
> I've repaired my corrupted version of XP media center 2004 with a media
> 2005
> installation. But neither Product Key are considered valid, so I'm fairly
> screwed.
> Any other ideas?
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Anonymous
July 29, 2005 2:51:36 PM

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Yes, and I spoke to the vendor. He says I'm screwed and that I should
reinstall the original disk, which would waste my operating system setup etc.

"Gary Tsang" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Did you use the same product key that was used for the initial installation
> during your repair instsallation?
>
> --
> Gary Tsang
> Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>
> "Chris Whitfield" <ChrisWhitfield@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:AFD98E85-41F2-4EB3-B11B-C7EE3E8998FF@microsoft.com...
> > I've repaired my corrupted version of XP media center 2004 with a media
> > 2005
> > installation. But neither Product Key are considered valid, so I'm fairly
> > screwed.
> > Any other ideas?
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 29, 2005 3:23:33 PM

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Chris Whitfield wrote:
> Yes, and I spoke to the vendor. He says I'm screwed and that I should
> reinstall the original disk, which would waste my operating system
> setup etc.
>


This is the vender you got WXPMC05 from that told you that you are
screwed?

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"Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
Anonymous
July 29, 2005 3:23:34 PM

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Actually the WXPMC05 is a trial version with a 60days key.

"kurttrail" wrote:

> Chris Whitfield wrote:
> > Yes, and I spoke to the vendor. He says I'm screwed and that I should
> > reinstall the original disk, which would waste my operating system
> > setup etc.
> >
>
>
> This is the vender you got WXPMC05 from that told you that you are
> screwed?
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
> Self-anointed Moderator
> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 29, 2005 9:17:40 PM

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So what are you gonna do in 60 days..........reinstall the original which
will waste your present set up..
back to square one.
peterk

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"Chris Whitfield" <ChrisWhitfield@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:C336E4B9-55B6-4B9D-BD1E-A0A75BBC3A95@microsoft.com...
> Actually the WXPMC05 is a trial version with a 60days key.
>
> "kurttrail" wrote:
>
>> Chris Whitfield wrote:
>> > Yes, and I spoke to the vendor. He says I'm screwed and that I should
>> > reinstall the original disk, which would waste my operating system
>> > setup etc.
>> >
>>
>>
>> This is the vender you got WXPMC05 from that told you that you are
>> screwed?
>>
>> --
>> Peace!
>> Kurt
>> Self-anointed Moderator
>> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
>> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
>> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
>> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
July 30, 2005 12:43:12 AM

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On Fri, 29 Jul 2005 17:17:40 -0600, "peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net>
wrote:

>So what are you gonna do in 60 days..........reinstall the original which
>will waste your present set up..
>back to square one.
>peterk

Sound like he needs to sue the vendor and get his money back for
tricking him into buying it. Ask him to provide a free legal copy of
retail xp with a receipt or you are going to report him/her to
microsoft for piracy violation.


Greg Ro
Anonymous
August 6, 2005 2:22:02 PM

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I, bought Windows XP Pro. Upgrade and took to a Shop for them to Install.
When I, got back and went to Windows Update ---it, told me, I had "Invalid
Copy" Of Windows because of the, Key that, was used. My, Question is--Can I,
replace Key, without Formating all my, both Hard Drives and Re-Installing
Windows XP Pro. from scratch? I, look forward to your, answers---ASAP.

"Greg Ro" wrote:

> On Fri, 29 Jul 2005 17:17:40 -0600, "peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net>
> wrote:
>
> >So what are you gonna do in 60 days..........reinstall the original which
> >will waste your present set up..
> >back to square one.
> >peterk
>
> Sound like he needs to sue the vendor and get his money back for
> tricking him into buying it. Ask him to provide a free legal copy of
> retail xp with a receipt or you are going to report him/her to
> microsoft for piracy violation.
>
>
> Greg Ro
>
August 8, 2005 1:48:00 PM

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TNTEAD wrote:

> I, bought Windows XP Pro. Upgrade and took to a Shop for them to Install.
> When I, got back and went to Windows Update ---it, told me, I had "Invalid
> Copy" Of Windows because of the, Key that, was used. My, Question is--Can I,
> replace Key, without Formating all my, both Hard Drives and Re-Installing
> Windows XP Pro. from scratch? I, look forward to your, answers---ASAP.
>

<snip>

Repair install will ask for the product key. Input the correct one.
You will need to go to the windows update site to reinstall any updates.

http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Next time don't "hijack" or post onto another thread. Create a new one.

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Rock
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!