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I've lost my COA number that came with my Windows professional XP

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    My COA for windows Vista were stolen

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Try keyfinder app it shall help you to get the key and you can use it for insatlling XP or what ever Windows OS you Have

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There should be a sticker somewhere on the case of your computer that gives the product ID.

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Cannot validate COA XP Pro as Microsoft it is not genuine but have genuine COA on Computer


Does your computer not have a COA sticker on the side of it (desktop), or on the bottom of it (notebook)?

Nov 21, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Lost disk windows xp pro


Borrow one from a neighbor, friend, relative or co-worker. Just make sure it is the same version as the one on your computer. Look on the side of your case for the Certificate of Authentication (COA) sticker. It will tell you which operating system you have and it will show you the Product Key Code (series of 5 letters and numbers). You will need the exact same version of Windows that is on your COA Sticker, otherwise you will not be able to activate it.

When it ask for the Product key try the key that is on your computer, sometimes it wants the key that is on the CD you use to install, so get the key from whoever you borrow the cd from.

Jun 04, 2012 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Can i reset a Dell Precision 360 to factory without disks ?


Swapping disks that run on a different system will not work unless the systems are exactly alike (manufacturer's make and model).

Your best bet is to reinstall the operating system if you can read the Product Key Code (series of 5 letters and numbers) on the Certificate of Authentication (COA) sticker on the computer. You have to reinstall using the same version of the operating system. If the COA says Windows XP Pro, then you need to reinstall with a Windows XP Pro operating system disk otherwise when it comes time to activate and put in the product key code you'll have issues and it will never activate.

Jun 02, 2012 | Dell Precision 360 Workstation/Personal...

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How do I do a clean reinstall


You just need a Windows Operating System Disc. It will walk you through the process. When it comes to the part where it see that you already have a windows operating system on the drive, you have the option of deleting it and clearing the partion then reformat the drive using NTFS Quick.
Make sure you use the same version of the windows operating system that you already have unless you buy a new copy. In other words, if your Certificate of Authentication (COA) sticker (located on the case of the computer) says you have Windows XP Professional, you can't reinstall with a Windows XP Home version because when it comes to the point where it asks you for the key to activate you will be in trouble.

Apr 24, 2012 | Medion M3 Composer 5200 PC Desktop

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I need a key for my windows vista home basic. can anybody help me. mail to : esperra@hotmail.com


If your computer is a brand-name PC, then a sticker with your license number (known as a COA or Certificate Of Authenticity) should be attached somewhere on the computer.

If you don't have the COA attached to the computer, restoring the computer using the manufacturer's CD/DVD's will restore Windows to an activated state.

If the computer is running Vista Basic but you lost the key, then download Magic Jelly Bean Key Finder here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/keyfinder/files/keyfinder/Keyfinder%202.0.1/keyfinder.2.0.1.zip/download

Feb 14, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Computer Problems


If your computer came with xp already installed all you will need is the windows COA (it's the label with the windows serial number) you can download it from http://www.microsoft.com
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Apr 27, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Windows xp instalation discs


Did your computer come with xp already installed?
If so just boot to d: drive. that is the drive that has xp setup on it.
If not do you have the COA number on either the back or side of the computer?
If you do you can go to microsoft.com and download xp from there.

Feb 18, 2009 | Systemax AOL Optimized PC (100607) PC...

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Need to activate windows xp. dont have a coa # on computer.


Did this come on a WinXP disc, or did Windows come preinstalled on the computer? If you lost the CD Key, you're going to have to call Microsoft tech support to get a key to activate it.

Dec 28, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Not able to locate my product key.


a correctly licensed version of windows will have the license key on the side of the pc case and will look like one of the stickers listed below




Retail Software COAs coa_retail_11.jpg
Enlarge | View Previous Versions For software that is purchased separately from a computer through retail channels, the COA will be affixed to the top of the software packaging.
More Information clear.gif clear.gif Large Manufacturer Pre-installed Windows COAs coa_oem_5.gif
Enlarge | View Previous Versions For Windows software that comes pre-installed by a large manufacturer (also known as an Original Equipment Manufacturer or OEM) on a computer, the COA should be affixed to the body of the computer. The COA includes the 25-character product key, which would be required if a reinstallation is needed.
More Information clear.gif clear.gif Small Manufacturer Pre-installed Windows COAs coa_sysbldr_3.gif
Enlarge | View Previous Versions For Windows software that comes pre-installed by a small manufacturer (also known as a System Builder) on a computer, the COA is typically affixed to the body of the computer. The COA includes the 25-character product key, which would be required if a reinstallation is needed. Some System Builders include the Windows software with new computers but do not pre-install it. These computers should come with Pre-installed Windows COAs.
More Information clear.gif clear.gif Pre-installed Non-Windows Software COAs coa_oem_4.jpg
Enlarge | View Previous Versions For non-Windows software (Microsoft Office for example) that comes with the purchase of a computer, the COA should be included with your system recovery disc or Office Ready PC packaging.
More Information clear.gif clear.gif Refurbished PC Pre-installed Windows COAs coa_oem_6_mar.jpg
Enlarge Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers that pre-install Windows XP Home Edition for Refurbished PCs or Windows XP Professional for Refurbished PCs attach a COA to the body of the computer. The COA features the Microsoft product name printed near the top of the label and a 25-character product key, which would be required if a reinstallation is needed.


Nov 29, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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Install XP professional over Windows 98, Big problem no un-locking Key


you have to reformat the hard from the xp cd when get to the part to delete partitons delete all partions then create a new partion then format to ntfs and most of the drives will come if not all if not you need to now the manufacture and model to get drives but reformat the harddrive first....

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