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    buying a laptop-need xp activating

    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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    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.

    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.

    Original Poster

    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

    roadie;8371790

    it was on the laptop but he reinstalled it and the key code has worn off … 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!)

    Original Poster

    do you need to install anything to find that key?!rep added for you mate

    roadie;8372004

    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.

    Original Poster

    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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