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Windows XP Key Code number

by computerrookie / August 3, 2004 12:51 AM PDT

I used my friends Windows XP professional edition on my computer, but I cant download any of the critical updates for the computer because this edition has already been registered to someone else, is there a program I can run to override this problem? Thanks!

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Read the Terms of Service
by Yew / August 3, 2004 1:01 AM PDT

Software Piracy is not condoned here, nor will anyone help you with pirated software problems.

I can think of two ways around that problem off the top of my head, but you have to figure out what they are. If you can't, or don't want to, buy a legal copy of XP. If your friend is willing, you can buy an additional license for his copy with a $10 discount off of retail prices from Microsoft.

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Re: Read the Terms of Service
by computerrookie / August 3, 2004 1:25 AM PDT

thanks...my computer crashed and I lost my XP CD somwhere when i moved into my new house last week so I just put on his copy on. I just hate to buy another copy when I already purchased one

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That's a lot cheaper!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2004 2:04 AM PDT

Microsoft will send you replacement CDs. I paid 15 bucks and it was worth it since the new CD was XP SP1. What I had was just XP.

Just like losing your car keys, no one will give you theirs.

Bob

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Re: Windows XP Key Code number
by Papa Echo / August 3, 2004 12:38 PM PDT

What belongs to your friend is your friend's. Of course, it is registered to someone else. What you want to do is illegal. No support at this forum, unless you can tell more.

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(NT) (NT) yes go to computer store and ready PAY for your own
by Mark G / August 3, 2004 12:57 PM PDT
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