Vista product key is not validating
No comment about the implications about the trustworthiness of Key Recover corp.
im preparing to reinstall windows xp sp2 home edition...i have a genuine installation key but i cant find my cd...would it make a difference if i used another windows xp sp2 home edition cd to install it as long as i have my original key??? And I understand that you are basically purchasing the product key. how does the computer know you are using a unique key? -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 There are two things that validate keys: 1) they are not just a random string.
Since it's not unique I'm guessing that if you attempt to use it activation will probably fail.
If you explore the windows cd and open up I386 it does reside in a file named
So in case you haven't guessed, those product key stickers are valuable, and should be saved.
Or at least make sure to save the product key information somewhere.
The wiki How Tech Team also followed the article's instructions, and validated that they work. Vista allows you to extend your activation grace period by 120 days.
With a little tweaking you can renew your activation indefinitely.
Any CD will do, but it's your possession of a unique product key that verifies you as having purchased a legitimate copy of the product. Microsoft is fairly vague on the details of "product activation", but it's likely that one of the things it checks is that the product key you entered is unique, and not already in use by someone else, or on another machine.
I'll bet that if you use it, your Windows won't activate. Leo -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: Gnu PG v1.4.6 (Ming W32) i D8DBQFGRly TCMEe9B/8oq ERAn Ix AJs Fatuuh9zp Qx VFZS6ONq JEQ sqk QCc Db XY MYz CWo BW36S7Kc8Z64vj Va E= =ip Gj -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- Yes, you can get the product key from a windows xp home cd. Find Windows XP Product Key from the Windows XP CD: 1) Insert Windows XP cd into a working computer. 3) Open "My Computer" 4) Right Click on the Windows XP cd-rom drive and select explore. Note: On some system disks, USWXP32P_ZX is a hidden folder..
How do u think it states the correct key with cd without being online. This is MS OS 101 and perfectly legal -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 You have to use the CD Key on the same product.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 It's *a* product key, but it's not the product key on the outside of the box.
My expectation is that this is a placeholder that's meant to be replaced with your real product key if setting up an unattended installation. 7) Open Your CD's product key is contained within the file.
You can extend your activation even if you've been locked out of Windows.