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Old 06-02-2006, 02:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Windows says product key ain't right

I wanted to try to perform a repair on Windows. The guy I bought my comp from didn't send the disk (or my speakers, or SLI bridge...). So, I have a Windows XP Pro disk I bought at a yard sale (really, no kidding) that doesn't have a key with it (just a disk).

I used Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder to pull up my keycode, wrote it down, checked it thrice. popped in the disk, clicked upgrade (I have XP Home). It asked for my keycode, and I type it in. Windows says it ain't right. So I type it again... same thing. And again.

So, what's the deal here? According to Microsoft's authentication, my Windows is valid, so the key is good.

What gives?
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Old 06-02-2006, 05:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would suspect the program, Magical Jelly Bean, as the fault... have you tried any other key finders to test that one?
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XP PRO and Home uses different code combinations. Even if it does work, MS will catch up with you and say "you stole from us."
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no offense..but you are the n00b who bought a modern day operating system at a yard sale, and to top it off there was no key..sorry bro but u gotta use pirated keys, try [Deleted... we don't need warez links]
my personal favorite for lost keys
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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no offense..but you are the n00b who bought a modern day operating system at a yard sale, and to top it off there was no key..sorry bro but u gotta use pirated keys, try [Deleted... we don't need warez links]
my personal favorite for lost keys
no your the n00b that site you gave us has bad malware on it spyware and that lol he is kinda right but buying it from yard sale lolol rofl
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legit keys dont always work on every copy of XP
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Old 06-02-2006, 12:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You don't need a key to do a repair, any Windows XP cd would work on any computer running XP.

But you would definitely need a XP Pro key to upgrade though.
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Trotter, why didn't you try RockXP to find the serial for the "yard sale" XP disk?
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Old 06-02-2006, 01:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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the are about 30 different version of xp. different ones require different keys. if you knew the key to the one at the yard sale, you could use it, then change back to your original key at activation. xp oem will recognize most keys (home oem will recognize most homes, pro oem will recognize pros, but pro will never recognize home and vice versa)


here are the different versions of xp VLK = volume = corporate. this isn't counting gateway, dell, hp, ibm, sony, etc, XP disc

the different versions of xp


Windows XP Combo Home/Pro = WXPHFPP_EN 08/23/01 1:00 AM (01:00:00)

Windows XP Home Retail = WXHFPP_EN 08/23/01 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55277000
Windows XP Home Retail w/ SP1 = XRMHFPP_EN 08/29/02 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55277000
Windows XP Home Retail w/ SP1a = X1AHFPP_EN 03/31/03 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55277000
Windows XP Home Retail w/ SP2 = VRMHFPP_EN 08/04/04 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55277000
Windows XP Home Upgrade = WXHCCP_EN 08/23/01 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55285000
Windows XP Home Upgrade W/SP1 = XRMHCCP_EN 08/29/02 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55285000
Windows XP Home Upgrade W/SP1a = X1AHCCP_EN 03/31/03 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55285000
Windows XP Home Upgrade W/SP2 = VRMHCCP_EN 08/04/04 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55285000
Windows XP Home OEM = WXHOEM_EN 08/23/01 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55277OEM
Windows XP Home OEM w/ SP1 = XRMHOEM_EN 08/29/02 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55277OEM
Windows XP Home OEM w/ SP1a = X1AHOEM_EN 03/31/03 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55277OEM
Windows XP Home OEM w/ SP2 = VRMHOEM_EN 08/04/04 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55277OEM
Windows XP Home Volume = WXHVOL_EN 08/23/01 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274270
Windows XP Home Volume W/ SP1 = XRMHVOL_EN 08/29/02 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274270
Windows XP Home Volume W/ SP1a = X1AHVOL_EN 03/31/03 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274270
Windows XP Home Volume W/ SP2 = VRMHVOL_EN 08/04/04 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274270

Windows XP Pro Retail = WXPFPP_EN 08/23/01 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274000
Windows XP Pro Retail w/ SP1 = XRMPFPP_EN 08/29/02 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274000
Windows XP Pro Retail w/ SP1a = X1APFPP_EN 03/31/03 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274000
Windows XP Pro Retail w/ SP2 = VRMPFPP_EN 08/04/04 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274000
Windows XP Pro Upgrade = WXPCCP_EN 08/23/01 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55276000
Windows XP Pro Upgrade w/ SP1 = XRMPCCP_EN 08/29/02 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55276000
Windows XP Pro Upgrade w/ SP1a = X1APCCP_EN 03/31/03 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55276000
Windows XP Pro Upgrade w/ SP2 = VRMPCCP_EN 08/04/04 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55276000
Windows XP Pro OEM = WXPOEM_EN 08/23/01 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274OEM
Windows XP Pro OEM w/ SP1 = XRMPOEM_EN 08/29/02 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274OEM
Windows XP Pro OEM w/ SP1a = X1APOEM_EN 03/31/03 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274OEM
Windows XP Pro OEM w/ SP2 = VRMPOEM_EN 08/04/04 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274OEM
Windows XP Pro Volume = WXPVOL_EN 08/23/01 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274270
Windows XP Pro Volume w/ SP1 = XRMPVOL_EN 08/29/02 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274270
Windows XP Pro Volume w/ SP1a = X1APVOL_EN 03/31/03 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274270
Windows XP Pro Volume w/ SP2 = VRMPVOL_EN 08/04/04 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274270
Windows XP Pro Tablet PC w/SP1 Disc1 = XRMPFPP_EN 08/29/02 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274000
Windows XP Pro Tablet PC w/SP1a Disc1 = X1APFPP_EN 03/31/03 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274000
Windows XP Pro Tablet PC w/SP2 Disc1 = VRMPFPP_EN 08/04/04 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274000
Windows XP Pro MSDN = WXPFPP_EN 08/23/01 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274000
Windows XP Pro MSDN w/ SP1 = XRMPFPP_EN 08/29/02 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274000
Windows XP Pro MSDN w/ SP1a = X1APFPP_EN 03/31/03 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274000
Windows XP Pro MSDN w/ SP2 = VRMPFPP_EN 08/04/04 8:00 AM (08:00:00) 55274000
Windows XP Pro Evaluation = WXPEVL_EN
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Old 06-02-2006, 01:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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