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Old 07-04-2008, 05:03 PM   #1
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ok i was building the pc for first time out of old part and i made a bad mistake and for got to get the product key for software i tried jelly software but does in work or may be i just doing it wrong ok the computer start and reads software to the part were it ask to in put the product key i tried two or three product keys but they say in valid i called microsoft but wont give it to my because it has to live and die on that computer acorrding to the i am open to suggetions and will try any thing
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Sorry buenf but we can't help you with that. An OEM (preinstalled) version of XP is only meant to be used on the computer it came with, it's the downside of not having to pay the full price of a retail licence. Getting the OEM key to work on another system would be illegal. Your only solution is to buy a retail licence and use the retail product key that comes with it (if you can't activate the OEM version with a retail product key you can phone ms or reinstall from scratch with the retail CD).

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