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Old Feb 14, 2007, 03:48 PM
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Hi all,
Recently my harddrive on my laptop died.I replaced but because my laptop had windows xp home edition loaded onto it I dont have an actual xp cd.I do have the serial or key but Ive tried using a burnt copy of windows but when i go to install it it says the cd key im using is invalid.Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do?I dont wanna have to buy another copy of xp when I have a valid cd key.Any help would be much appreciated.Thanks
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 05:28 PM
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If your xp disc is valid, you can phone them and they will tell you what you need to do.

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Old Feb 17, 2007, 02:33 AM
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You probably used a different version on the burnt CD to your serial.

It must be identical, for example, if it's an OEM product key, it must be an OEM CD, and if it's a Home product key you're using, it must be a Home CD and so on.


Find someone with a match to your product key and burn a copy of their disc.
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Old Nov 21, 2008, 11:34 PM
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You probably used a different version on the burnt CD to your serial.

It must be identical, for example, if it's an OEM product key, it must be an OEM CD, and if it's a Home product key you're using, it must be a Home CD and so on.


Find someone with a match to your product key and burn a copy of their disc.



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Old Jan 08, 2009, 09:24 AM
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So I am tying to install windows home server on a new machine, and it wont go.

I Thought it was a hardware error but XP and Vista install no problems on it.

Take a look at the screen shot. This is what appears after I hit the space bar after it says Hit any key to boot off CD/DVD

You realy cant tell what it says but the top Level is just a bunch of smiley faces

1st Line:
2nd line: ok ok ok ok ok ok p 0 r t a l but in weird characters ok ok _ Cursor



bottom lines just say
OK OK OK OK OK


I thought maybe bad burn, but I used the disc MS sent plus 3 copies I made
 

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