product key

  chunkie 15:45 11 Apr 2003

having bought hard drives with windows mil:I installed win xp put in the correct product key for the win ex disc but it still shows the old product key how can i put the right product key in without having to reinstallwin xp

  DieSse 15:47 11 Apr 2003

Still shows the old product key where?

  DieSse 15:49 11 Apr 2003

Forgot to ask - did XP activate OK? - If it did, why is this a problem?

  DieSse 01:52 12 Apr 2003

click here

Have a general read of the above. The Serial Number checking appears to have flaws, notably with certain OEM serial numbers. You will have to contact MS support (see the documentation with your XP copy) to get this fixed.

  DieSse 01:54 12 Apr 2003

PS - any copy of WinXP purchased recently, should have SP1 already included.

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