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Product codes for xp operating system

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April 8, 2011 4:20:43 AM

I HAVE MY XP OPERATING DISC. iN FACT IT WAS STILL SEALED! UNFORTUNATELy THE PRODUCT CODE WAS ON A STICKER ON MY dELL COMPUTER THAT FELL OFF YEARS AGO. aRE THERE OTHER CODES i CAN USE? What can I do? Could another computer read the disc to get the code off of it?
April 8, 2011 3:58:01 PM

The discs are generic and do not contain the authorization code. The authorization code is on a separate sticker usually on the outside of the disc package. Looks like someone transferred that code sticker to the computer case, and now it is lost.

Try a repair install. Or, try a 'System Restore'. After you get it working, do a complete backup.
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April 11, 2011 3:29:01 PM

Install and run Belarc Advisor; the free version. Usually, it lists all the software installed along with the codes.
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April 24, 2011 1:40:43 AM

jbsardy said:
I HAVE MY XP OPERATING DISC. iN FACT IT WAS STILL SEALED! UNFORTUNATELy THE PRODUCT CODE WAS ON A STICKER ON MY dELL COMPUTER THAT FELL OFF YEARS AGO. aRE THERE OTHER CODES i CAN USE? What can I do? Could another computer read the disc to get the code off of it?



Ok you say the discs are generic, well the disc I have is genuine and brand new. I just took it out of the package. My problem is not having any code for it. The only code I could found won't work. When I enter it I'm told its not a valid code. What I need is a code that will work
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April 24, 2011 2:04:09 AM

jbsardy said:
Ok you say the discs are generic, well the disc I have is genuine and brand new. I just took it out of the package. My problem is not having any code for it. The only code I could found won't work. When I enter it I'm told its not a valid code. What I need is a code that will work

The code will be on the package, not on the disk. Did you run Belarc and 'magicaljellybean' as hang-the-9 suggested?
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