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Activation key put xp pro back on computer with old coa now it is stating not usable outdated retired to old number???? how do i get another activation key when it won't let me activate or evan get a new key

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  • shilorose21 Oct 01, 2008

    i am using xp pro

  • shilorose21 Oct 01, 2008

    cheers thank you

  • Raw Artilery Feb 23, 2009

    I am experiencing problems with activation my windows xp home edition. I have tried to activate my windows using the product key provided on the label of my computer. How am i able to get a new product key to activate my windows?

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    pankaj rautela May 11, 2010

    what cd you are using

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If you call Microsoft and give them an explanation and your COA they will issue you a code to input that will get you around it. They will ask how many machines your COA is installed on. Just say "one" and you'll be fine.

The screen should have a phone number to call. It varies by the location that you select. So, I can't look up the number for you. Good luck!!

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