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How do i reinstall winxp sp2 when cd key is missing?

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  • philhaultain Nov 18, 2009

    re:reinstalling winxp when keycode is missing- it asks me for the key 1st thing, and will not begin without it. got any ideas?

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You can install the OS but you are not going to be able to activate the OS without the key. It will run for 30 days before it has to be activated. All you can do is call Microsoft and tell them you are installing it on the same computer it came on. They normally bend over backward to activate the operating system, and you should have no trouble. Remember, you have not installed it on any other computer, that is critical. To contact a Microsoft customer service representative to activate Windows by phone, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then clickActivate Windows.

    Or, click the Windows Activation icon in the notification area.
  2. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.
  3. Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then clickNext.
  4. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.

    Note The number appears now and differs based on the location that you select.
  5. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK.You have successfully activated your copy of Windows.(Curtorsey Microsoft)

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

  • NOT ME Nov 18, 2009

    OK, for whatever reason that will not work for you. Startthe installation and when you get to the point that it ask for the key Call Microsoft at this number:


    1-888-352-7140.

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