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27 Jan 2010   #11
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sparkie View Post
hmmm. Okay, I had an xp laptop with an oem key
Went online and downloaded xp cd iso
Installed it on laptop
Failed to activate-tried to call representative-they said you need to go to oem and get new cd.
Sounds like you might have downloaded a retail ISO?

For years I would look for an XP OEM from the same manufacturer, but later realized I could use any XP OEM of the same version to activate product key off the sticker.

Others may know better but I think the only thing you get if you have an HP, Gateway, etc. branded XP OEM CD is their logo on your Properties page.


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27 Jan 2010   #12
Capella

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

That explains it then! Well ignore my earlier posts about it not working then! I would still suggest i386 but if you have an OEM cd, use it. MAKE SURE ITS OEM NOTNOTNONTOT a retail lol
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27 Jan 2010   #13
Hondajt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

I have an oem copy of XP home at work. But the key for it is in use. So I can still use that cd to install, and just use the key attached to my case, and all should go smoothly, and be legal and pass authorization?
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27 Jan 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

Yes, it should work.

Suggest you make a backup image of your current installation so you have a path back if your install fails. This way you can also delete your current installation, create a new partition and format using the XP installer.
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27 Jan 2010   #15
Capella

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt View Post
I have an oem copy of XP home at work. But the key for it is in use. So I can still use that cd to install, and just use the key attached to my case, and all should go smoothly, and be legal and pass authorization?
Let us know if it works or not!!!!
Cheers~!
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