|10 Jun 2013||#1|
Windows XP Mode Key no longer good - Work Around ???
Had to redo my computer with a clean install of Win7 64-bit Home Edition (yes there is a way to do it with Hm Ed and did it months ago). Downloaded the 2 files from Ms download page where they validated my current Win7. After installing the Virtual Mode, xp wanted a key, which is odd since it suppose to have one built into the file. Turns out according to Customer Service the key is now blocked back in January (6 months ago) due to too much usage. CS couldn't do anything about unblocking or giving a new key. They expect XP to be dumped next January 2014 with no longer support for it.
Tried to use WinXp-Home and another from WinXp-Pro keys from my old computers. No such luck.
Has anyone figured out a way around this problem of invalid keys?
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|11 Jun 2013||#8|
It appears that XP mode does indeed use a key, although one that normally does not need be manually entered. In such matters Microsoft is the ultimate authority. If they cannot help you I don't see how any one else can either. Aside from being certain that any keys you entered were valid and not currently in use I don't see a solution. OEM keys are only valid on the first computer on which they are used and cannot be transferred.
This forum of course cannot help with evading Microsoft security measures.
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