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cant validate my copy of xp. wtf?

many of you may have read on this forum that i recently transfered my hard drive out of my old hewlet packard into a newer better pc that is for gaming.(the gaming one's hard drive crapped out completely) I BOUGHT the old hewlett packard brand spankin new. therefore that copy of XP was mine. i have long scince lost the xp disc that came with it but that should not matter. the gaming pc was built by me so it doesnt have a disc, and shouldnt need one scince i already have a hard drive with xp on it that i am using in it. but of course microsoft is piss scarred of someone pirating and now that the hard drive is in it's new home, i cant update windows media player or internet explorer. but for some reason, xp downloads updates for itself, regularly. this seems like they are contradicting themselves. so, naturaly i got to microsoft dot com and attempt to validate it.

what happens then? my liscence key has been blocked. yes i still have the liscense key to windows its on the side of my old hewlet packard's case. so now what am i supposed to do? are they that stupid that they dont realize that yeah.. somtimes their customers are going to need to move stuff. and when they have the damn key.. thats a good indication that they are the original owner. any thoughts on what i can do to resolve this very iritating matter?


edit. if it seems like i may be a lil to annoyed by this it's becasue i AM the customer, not the pirate. i should not have to put up with and have to try to find ways around things the same way the pirate would, cause i paid the money.

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OEM versions of Windows are locked to the PC that they came on. Only boxed retail versions can be moved PC to PC. The version that comes preinstalled is an OEM, so in MS's eyes, you are a pirate.

No you may not suggest that.

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call windows and give them the code on the xp sticker on your computer and they will give you another install code. its easy
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call windows and give them the code on the xp sticker on your computer and they will give you another install code. its easy
x2, slight PITA, but I've never had a problem past this point. Even when I had to actually talk to someone...they just gave me a key.

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ok thank you.

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x2, slight PITA, but I've never had a problem past this point. Even when I had to actually talk to someone...they just gave me a key.
in my experience its easier to talk to someone rather then a machine

last time they asked me how many compters in the house did i use the key on.


my answer is always no other computers
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i cant update windows media player or internet explorer.
they are doing you a favor.
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they are doing you a favor.
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update: i guess im screwed. somehow somewhere sometime my computer got professional on it. i do not know how. the sticker says home edition but the computer says professional. so i talked to the microsoft people and because of that i need to "back up all my files and purchase a new copy"

i really dont know what the fucking difference is. this is probly just a way for them to get more money. cause thats what microsoft needs, is more money.

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OEM versions of Windows are locked to the PC that they came on. Only boxed retail versions can be moved PC to PC. The version that comes preinstalled is an OEM, so in MS's eyes, you are a pirate.

No you may not suggest that.
Sweet! I've always wanted to be a pirate and now i've found a way to get publicly recognized as one. Who knew becoming a pirate was so simple? YARRRRRR
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update: i guess im screwed. somehow somewhere sometime my computer got professional on it. i do not know how. the sticker says home edition but the computer says professional. so i talked to the microsoft people and because of that i need to "back up all my files and purchase a new copy"

i really dont know what the fucking difference is. this is probly just a way for them to get more money. cause thats what microsoft needs, is more money.
Find an old copy of windows and install that, and then find a copy of xp pro upgrade and upgrade the old version. Probably would be cheaper than buying a copy of xp pro outright. xp home upgrade was $100 the last copy i bought.
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update: i guess im screwed. somehow somewhere sometime my computer got professional on it. i do not know how. the sticker says home edition but the computer says professional. so i talked to the microsoft people and because of that i need to "back up all my files and purchase a new copy"

i really dont know what the fucking difference is. this is probly just a way for them to get more money. cause thats what microsoft needs, is more money.
Maybe it's time for you to hang up your PC gloves, and pay someone else some cash to do the work for you. No offense, but obviously you're having a very hard time with these things. Take it with a grain of salt.
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Maybe it's time for you to hang up your PC gloves, and pay someone else some cash to do the work for you. No offense, but obviously you're having a very hard time with these things. Take it with a grain of salt.
well i learn best through hands on. 1. i want to learn how to do all this stuff so i know more about it all. 2. i dont want to have to pay anyone anything.

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sorry im stll learning all this. can you please elborate? where do i get this? are you saying ill be able to get around the [email protected]#%^ #@!$ validation process?

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can you post me an updated link please? im afraid that none of those mirrors from that link still work.

and by the way, why are they called mirrors?

oh and thats an interesting point you make in your quote.

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can you post me an updated link please? im afraid that none of those mirrors from that link still work.

and by the way, why are they called mirrors?

oh and thats an interesting point you make in your quote.
I think you have the most "I need help" threads here.
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can you post me an updated link please? im afraid that none of those mirrors from that link still work.

and by the way, why are they called mirrors?

oh and thats an interesting point you make in your quote.
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I think you have the most "I need help" threads here.
yeah well, i go for like 6 months without posting then i post up a few right in a row. so it evens out.

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yeah well, i go for like 6 months without posting then i post up a few right in a row. so it evens out.
Haha! Well, to be fair, everybody has to start somewhere. Good luck !
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