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30 day use Windows Xp Pro

My problem,
Bought a new computer(used) had no OS, tried to install OS from my old,
with Windows Xp Pro (Dell) recovery disk ,
It worked till start up now it wont accept COA Key,
downloaded a key finder, ITS THE RIGHT KEY!!!!
when I try to register and validate It say's KEY ENTERED WRONG!
so....
bought a new hard drive, and a data transfer kit will see if this works,
question is this, will the bios on new computer stop the transfer of the os from old system to new?
again? i am assuming this is the problem.

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  • Some Learner Jan 10, 2008

    thanks for the assist.

    I'am looking for another why to buy or download the os

    found a few,

    already have ubuntu , but it doesnt work with online massive multiplayer games, like mac or windows.

    and that's why the new computer.

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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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