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buying a laptop-need xp activating

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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
i seen a netbook on ebay but he says that he has lost the activation code for windows xp, is there anyway of finding the code or can i activate using my own xp?
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
You mean he has lost the product key?
If so, then no you cant just use your one.

Is it already installed on the netbook? You can retrieve it if that's the case. But if you mean he has the XP disk but no product key, and it's not already on the netbook then you will need to buy another product key.
#2
There's quite a few programs available that will reveal the code - google for 'find xp activation key'.
EDIT: Assuming, as Babbabooey says, the code is on the netbook.
#3
it was on the laptop but he reinstalled it and the key code has worn off at the bottom. now if there is a way to find this, then it would be ideal
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roadie
it was on the laptop but he reinstalled it and the key code has worn off at the bottom. now if there is a way to find this, then it would be ideal


Then you can use something like this to identify it (and write it somewhere safe!)
#5
do you need to install anything to find that key?!rep added for you mate
#6
roadie
do you need to install anything to find that key?!rep added for you mate


Just the software above, run that on the machine in question and it will list the product key, which you can then re-use if you need to reinstall XP again.

If you are planning on buying it, get the seller to use that program and get the key and then reinstall XP for you, this will ensure the key works before you fork out for it.
#7
im confused, i dont know where the link is for the download?oh i found it!im just afraid he might use that programme and not sell it to me!!

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