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I have a windows xp home cd that i bought 4 years ago i have had about 4 different computers i used it on but they all went bad so i got another computer and trying to register they wont let me with my product key

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Yes in order to use you need to call microsoft and tell them that you had bought XP HOME with that product key and have had on the 4 other ones that have died, they will further fix problem for you, call in to register on phone with microsoft

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