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Old Dec 20, 2004, 01:23 PM
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Hi All,
Just wanted to know if anyone could help me out with a problem that i have got myself into:

I have basically bought a COA (on its own) for XP pro from ebay for a computer that i built at home. The COA is branded HP and has a unique and unregistered product key. Now the copy of XP Pro that i have is the normal retail version and when I tried to enter the product key, XP gave me an error saying 'Invalid product key, please try again'. My question is will this product key on the COA only work for HP recovery disks with XP on them, because i thought aslong as the product key is valid (and i am 100% sure my one is) it will work with any installation of xp from any disk i.e OEM, retail, branded. Thanks for any advice given.
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OEM and Retail Numbers are different!
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Old Dec 20, 2004, 05:15 PM
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Thanks m8,
so does that mean if i was to buy an oem copy of xp pro even branded Dell that would work with this COA?

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Old Dec 20, 2004, 06:17 PM
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Yes it would. As long as its OEM you shouldnt have a prob. Make sure if you get a dell one that it is an XP Install and not a Restore cd. As the restore CD will only work with a dell system.

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