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Bought used computer, Compaq with windows xp installed with an invalid key. but original compaq has valid code for windows me

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Sounds like you have 2 legitmate choices.

Either install WIndows ME on the system since that is the OS that shipped, or purchase and install a retail copy of Windows XP

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How do i remove a copy of unvaladated conterfit windows


Was the operating system pre-installed when you got it?
Does your computer have a Product Key on the top, side, back?
xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
When you first install windows, microsoft will ask you to validate windows. If the Product Key or OEM number is not an original you will get that message.

Reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916247

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Start Microsoft Internet Explorer, and then visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/diag (http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/diag)
  2. Click Start Diagnostics.

    Note If you receive a dialog box that asks whether you want to run this file or to save this file, click Run.

    The WGA Diagnostic Tool analyzes the computer and then lists the reasons why you cannot validate the copy of Windows XP. The WGA Diagnostic Tool may also list some error messages.

    The most common problems are an invalid product key and a blocked volume license key. If the product key that is generated by the WGA Diagnostic Tool differs from the original product key, go to step 3. If this is not issue, see the "More Information" section to resolve the problem.
  3. If the product key that is generated by WGA Diagnostic Tool differs from the original product key, you must change the product key back to the original product key. To change the product key, use the Windows Product Key Update Tool. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/selfhelp/PKUInstructions.aspx (http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/selfhelp/PKUInstructions.aspx)
  4. Follow the instructions on the Web site, and then try to validate Windows XP again.

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yes, your more than likely running hp home edition. so what you need to do is find someone with a xp home edition OEM software. you will install the software with that key and then when you have to register the software what you do is go to the telephone option then click change product key and use the key that is on your computer. it will update and then register it

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Contact Microsoft or the shop that sold you the computer to fix this issue
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The Windows Genuine Advantage program for Windows XP uses Windows product activation, validation, and notifications to verify that your copy of Windows is genuine. Using genuine Windows delivers better performance and lets you access all downloads in the Microsoft Download Center, while helping to protect you from the risks of counterfeit software.

Activation is an anti-piracy technology designed to make sure that your copy of Windows XP is properly licensed. It works by verifying that the product key is valid and is only being used on the number of computers permitted by the software license. Activation uses a simple and fast process to protect your copy and ensure that you paid for the right thing.

Validation is a quick process that allows you to find out if the product key you activated is counterfeit or has been misused. For example, you may have accidentally received a product key that was reported as lost or stolen by its original owner. Sometimes, during a repair or reinstall, an invalid product key is used if the original product key is not handy. Microsoft values your privacy and does not use information collected during the validation process to identify you or contact you.1

Notifications helps Microsoft to fight software piracy and helps to you validate that the copy of Microsoft Windows XP that's installed on your computer is genuine and properly licensed. It reminds you that your copy of Windows XP did not pass validation and provides resources that help you to easily fix the problem online.

By confirming that your copy of Windows XP is genuine, you can take advantage of all the capabilities, support, and continuous improvements—as well as the peace of mind—that come with using genuine Windows.

If the above things wont done

Go thorugh this link WGA Validation

Hope this will helps you

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Click on "Telephone Support" in that window. You must call Microsoft to validate this copy of Windows! No other way - short of purchasing another valid product key - they're usually arount $150.00+

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How can the product key be wrong??


I would be extremely surprised if this turned out to be a valid copy of XP. Shrink wrap is easy to do. Someone has already used your product key which Microsoft has now registered to a different computer.

And yes, when you submit it the message is that it is invalid which means already in use by another computer.

Microsoft never gives the error message "this product code is already in use". They only say it is invalid.

I've installed XP tons of time and even had a few times where the license belonged to another computer. When that happened, the invalid error message is what I got.

I'll make another guess and say you did not buy XP from a computer store, but instead from an individual. A reputable computer store should be able to help you with your problem if you bought from one.

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First u need this one :

http://rapidshare.com/files/64063911/productkeyexplorer_setup.rar


and put this product key :

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Let me know if it was helpfully????

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