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Activation key put xp pro back on computer with old coa now it is stating not usable outdated retired to old number????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?

  • pankaj rautela
    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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First, when the operating system was installed, the product key was installed.

To activate windows, you click activate and it should not ask for the key.

If it is only asking because to are trying to transfer files, then don't transfer them, copy then to a disk or a memory drive,flash drive and transfer them.

If the pc is activated, --you bought it new, and activated it, just because
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Once you have your Certificate of Authenticity in hand, it's simply a matter of starting your system with your XP cd in the drive, and choosing the 'repair a previous windows installation' option...It'll ask for your 25 character cd key, which is on your CoA. If you run into problems during the activation stage, use the 'telephone a Microsoft representitive' option, and just tell the rep why you found it necessary to re-activate (major changes to system hardware, etc.)

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In some cases and reinstallation of windows is required because of change in motherboard components and drivers. So before upgrading do back up all information from the harddirve .

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Google freeware program called Key Finder. May work, lost sticker on computer once and downloaded this and it gave me the key when I clicked on it . Of course you will have to download
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30 day use Windows Xp Pro


The problem is with the actual key that you are using. Not your computer, or the components inside of it. If you are certain that you are using a valid key Its likely that you have a a key for windows home, and you are trying to install windows professional, or visa versa... Either way, If all else fails, you could replace the OS ( Buy or download) much easier than the hardware inside your computer.


Basically your computer is fine, just get a valid OS. If your adventurous try ubuntu.


Hope this helps!

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