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Product key for win-XP HOME EDITION lost..

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Anonymous
July 28, 2004 5:28:09 PM

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While installing win-XP HOME EDITION in my system, on
entering the product key, an error message--"incorrect
product key entered" is displayed..
Probably the product key that i have for my win-XP HOME
EDITION CD is wrong..
I really dont know, but is it possible to provide me the
correct PRODUCT KEY for the same so that installation of
that XP HOME EDITION can be completed successfully...
if not, then whats the alternate way to install XP home
edition with that CD???
Please help,
Thanks..
Anonymous
July 28, 2004 7:35:07 PM

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How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[ln];326246

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| While installing win-XP HOME EDITION in my system, on
| entering the product key, an error message--"incorrect
| product key entered" is displayed..
| Probably the product key that i have for my win-XP HOME
| EDITION CD is wrong..
| I really dont know, but is it possible to provide me the
| correct PRODUCT KEY for the same so that installation of
| that XP HOME EDITION can be completed successfully...
| if not, then whats the alternate way to install XP home
| edition with that CD???
| Please help,
| Thanks..
Anonymous
October 6, 2009 1:35:14 PM

6 months later! no seriously I just had this problem and found this thread on google. The product key was not being accepted by the CD version of XP home edition installer so I looked up a working product key for the offline installer on the internet then found the product key updater toolto update windows with the product key that came with the computer, after that the windows genuine advantage activation tool then activated XP.

Hope that isn't seen as an abuse because the laptop has come with it's own license on the label but the owner lost the cd so I used my version of the CD which probably comes with a different version of the key validation software.

So I suppose the logic is sort of, if you can manage to connect your clean XP install to the internet and windows update you can use the online tools to get the genuine key validated by the latest software if you are having problems with the offline installer validation.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932300

don't know about other ways to install xp this process worked for me. had to reinstall windows because the partition got corrupted in a random event. took all ****ing day XP is a b*tch when it goes wrong.
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