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Wrong windows key

By rev_olie ยท 6 replies
Mar 4, 2007
  1. Hi guys.

    I have recentley had a problem with system 32. I sent it to a repair man who had to re install windows. He then had a problem with the little red floppy that came with the pc and so had to put an illegal version on my pc. Is there any way i can change the key back to my origional version to make it legal again
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Do you have a legit Windows XP cd? If so, I suggest you reformat and start again from scratch.

    If you don`t have an XP cd, you should contact Microsoft asap and give them the details of what has happened.

    Whoever the repair man is, he`s obviously dodgy. No self respecting pc tech, would put an illegal copy of Windows on a clients pc.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. rev_olie

    rev_olie TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 560

    yer that is what the problem was supposidley wrong is that when i put in my red floppy disk it came up with insert CD 1 and we have no idea what is going on. Microsoft also couldnt help with the problem as they have no idea what is gone wrong. we think it maybe something to do with the copy of windows that the guy has put on. So there is no way of inputting the validation code without re setting then? because microsoft and the technitian have been no help at all. THe only reason i wanted to do it was to get media player updates and IE updates because they are really old so any further help would be great! :D
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`m sorry, but I don`t really have any other suggestions, other than you buy a copy of WindowsXp and start from scratch. I don`t know how many times you`ve been in contact with Microsoft, but it might be worth contacting them again.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. rev_olie

    rev_olie TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 560

    right-e-o then thanks anyway
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Do you still have your original key ? If your original Windows is the same as the pirated one, you can simply change keys & re-activate your copy. From the horse's mouth:
  7. rev_olie

    rev_olie TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 560

    no when i ran windows media player it still came up with ive been a victim of counterfitting and wont install
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