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How do I change key code for Windows XP. Somehow I have a notice that Windows Genuine Advantage is on my system and has determined that my copy is illegal. The copy on my system is a legal copy that was purchased with the system. I need to correct this problem. What do I have to do to correct it?

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Windows activation is right. Your do not have a legal installation of XP. It works strictly on fact and bases its results on a long list of legalities. It has nothing to gain by "lying" to you and everything to lose. You should speak to the company that sold you the computer or anyone that reinstalled XP for you and have them resolve this problem.

However, if you still think that you have a legal copy of XP you can try re-entering the key. The process is to deactive XP and then reactiveate it using the new product key. Here is a decent tutorial:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/productkeysactivation/ht/changexpkey.htm

Hopefully, this will take care of things.

However, if it does not work it means that the product key you are using cannot legally active the copy of XP installed on your computer. (Ex. XP-OEM, XP-Retail, XP-MAPS CD-ROMs each have a specific set of product keys that are not interchangeable.)

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