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Cd product Dear Sir I have problems with my computer dell inspiron 1525. I used windows vista and I would like to change it to windows xp sp2. I have the software put I don't have the key product to install it can you please help me to get the key product. Regards Yassin Mubarak

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There is no way to legally get the product key for Windows XP without buying a copy of Windows XP.

Also, if you have Vista Home Premium or Basic, you will have to do a fresh install of XP, only Vista Business and Ultimate allow for downgrading.

Here is an article about downgrading to XP from Vista:

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9040318
Good luck!

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