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try using either of these apparently they are universal keys for xp i have not tried any so i cant gaurantee that they will work but i no that you can buy a coa on Ebay for $15 or Oztion.com for $5.50 aus hope this helps
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To install Windows XP, use the following steps.
These steps are similar to other Windows OS installations (Vista,
Below is the detailed procedure of installing Microsoft Windows XP:
Before installing Windows XP
or any other operating system, you should backup all your data. Data can
be backed up on a separate partition, if the hard disk is partitioned or
you can back it up on external storage devices like CDs or on a network.
Restart the computer and go
to the Setup menu by pressing F2 and change the first boot device to CD,
press Esc and save settings.
Insert the CD labeled
Microsoft Windows XP into the computer and restart the computer.
When the pc restarts, a
message will appear telling you to press any key to boot from CD, press a
key immediately the message appears and the setup process will begin.
After the files have been
loaded, Windows will start and it will give you an option of repairing
using Recovery Console by pressing “R” or continue with setup by pressing
“ENTER”; press enter to continue with setup.
Setup will list all your disk
partitions, highlight the partition where you want to install Windows,
this is mainly partition “C”, press “D” to delete the partition, then
press “L” to confirm.
Highlight the partition you
deleted, and then press “C” to create a new partition, press “ENTER” to
create the partition.
Press “ENTER” again to
install Windows on the New (Raw) Partition you have created.
Format the partition using
NTFS file system.
After format has completed,
Windows will restart and setup will prompt you to boot from CD again.
Ignore the message and let setup continue automatically.
Follow the next steps which
will ask you to setup the system Time and Date, Network and enter a serial
key, until setup finishes.
After setup has finished,
Windows will restart and will welcome you for the first time; Microsoft
Windows XP will have successfully been installed on your computer.
ok...first u must format your hardisk...then install windows vista without entering it's cdkey...after completed installing, u have 30days to verify your vista....just go to my computer icon and click right to choose properties...at the bottom screen shown next is windows activation..enter your product key there while connecting to internet...from there u can verify your original cdkey...hopes it help... ; )