My CD key or unique identification doesn’t work
Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects. Share this item with your network: This string is usually found on the licensing sticker, which is either sold with each copy of XP or placed on the case of a computer with XP preinstalled. At some point it might be necessary to change the CD key for an installed copy of XP. This could be for a variety of reasons—for instance, if you are changing licensing schemes, such as going from buying licenses individually to a bulk-licensed edition of Windows or even vice versa.
How to change the Windows XP Product Activation Key Code
Reply Upvote “LOL” hahahahaha how do you type with sarcasm and imitate a snobby tone and attitude? Go on and laugh. Especially for those who have already done this. I had to repair Windows XP Home due to an error and after installation it needed the product key. I had discarded the original PC case with the product key sticker but did have the CD. Found the code in the Unattend. Surely sirs, you jest Rather late but curious: I only recently discovered the site and as I was having computer troubles, timely enough.
Many thanks, but to what end is the information?? Some legal, some questionable. Some “cold start”, some “restore”. I followed sort of the instructions for this article. What I found was curious, at best. Using a “hex” editor and examining the file “unattend. The details of why I checked several disks are unimportant, needless to say I did so. From widely desparate sources, the “Key” was the same on each disk. Having double-checked to be sure, I thought to ask you what the significance of this number is.
Or to rephrase, would any sticker number work with any disk? Possibly useful there; I may have several stickers up for grabs in the not too distant future. For obvious reasons, I can’t ask uSoft staff. They decline to even discuss XP any more, as does Toshiba.
In my case, AutoCAD will not operate on the newer versions of Windows, hence my efforts with the recovery of these machines. I first bought a new Toshiba toward this end. When the CAD wouldn’t initialize, I sought assistance.
In both uSoft’s and Toshiba’s eyes, the multi-thousand dollar program is “so what, tough s! I’m not very pleased with either vendor. The net result was swapping the new Toshiba, with Windows 8, for an older machine as a parts source. Far cheaper than paying the price for a replacement LCD screen. I am familiar with the known problems of the older Toshibas, both their design flaws and thermal problems with high horsepower CPUs in a laptop.
Having made repairs to the screen several times, the most recent was the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back. And the thermal issues now take me about an hour, once a year, or so. The bottom line here is that if it won’t run AutoCAD, it’s about as useful to me as a dead cat. But, I do thank you for reading this far in the ramblings of an old man.
If you would follow up and find a resolution, I would be interested, if only to scratch an itch.
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Reply Upvote “LOL” hahahahaha how do you type with sarcasm and imitate a snobby tone and attitude? Go on and laugh. Especially for those who have already done this. I had to repair Windows XP Home due to an error and after installation it needed the product key. I had discarded the original PC case with the product key sticker but did have the CD.
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