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    windows serial checker

    hi guys, just a quick one, cant find it on the site

    bought a copy of xp off ebay, which i suspect is dodgy, altho if it is, its a very good fake

    now, i cant be bothered installing it and doin all the wga malarkey just to remove it from my computer when my computers finally running ok!

    has anyone got a link to some sort of way i can input my serial number and check online whether its a good one or a dodgy one? someone told me its on their site but cant find it for the life of me thanks!

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    PM it me i will check it :whistling:

    Original Poster

    you got the link to it? or you got some dodgy program to do it?

    swafe;8327031

    you got the link to it? or you got some dodgy program to do it?


    I was kidding, dont trust anyone who says they will check it for you, was it a ebay trader who sells lots or just a few? pm me a link to the seller i'll see if they look legit, I dont think there is anyway of telling pre installation though

    Original Poster

    ah balls... will have to see if ive got a spare computer lying about and a few hours spare now it was just a one off, by the looks of it, all looks fine, holograph cd and all that, you can see geniune all over it just some of the print is a little bit not the best, seing as these retailed at 300 quid when they first came out cant see even microsoft skimping on a bit of ink cartridge

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    Q:

    How do I know if my Windows software is genuine?A:Microsoft offers an … How do I know if my Windows software is genuine?A:Microsoft offers an online validation process that allows you to verify that your copy of Windows is genuine. You will be prompted to validate your copy of Windows if you request a genuine Windows download from the Microsoft Download Center. Alternatively, you can validate your copy of Windows by going to the Genuine Microsoft Software homepage and clicking "Validate Windows". The validation process is easy to use, only takes a few moments to run, and once completed, allows you to access genuine Windows downloads more quickly in the future.




    lkooks like you can maybe try and download a copy

    casparwhite;8327085

    Q:lkooks like you can maybe try and download a copy



    You have to have it installed to validate it though.

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    harlzter;8327167

    You have to have it installed to validate it though.



    yeah maybe im reading it as you got to enter valid code before it let you download it.......got the crap end of the stick me thinks

    Original Poster

    damn, thought it would be easier, right pain in the a! ah well

    change key on a computer In use then try and validate it

    petrikb.com/cha…htm

    1. Insert the Installation CD into your CD / Drive Drive.
    2. Explore the CD and navigate to the i386 folder.
    3. Open the file UNATTEND.txt and scroll down to the last line.
    4. You will find your Windows XP Product key there.

    king261;8327510

    1. Insert the Installation CD into your CD / Drive Drive. 2. Explore … 1. Insert the Installation CD into your CD / Drive Drive. 2. Explore the CD and navigate to the i386 folder. 3. Open the file UNATTEND.txt and scroll down to the last line. 4. You will find your Windows XP Product key there.



    A genuine xp disc would not have the key on it, the one you refer to is one of the "custom" unattended install discs.

    harlzter;8327656

    A genuine xp disc would not have the key on it, the one you refer to is … A genuine xp disc would not have the key on it, the one you refer to is one of the "custom" unattended install discs.



    OEM disks sometimes have them ive got one from HP which shows this

    the oem copies of windows xp did not retail at £300 (or even at all), some dubious firms sold them as little as £50 on a trade basis so i suspect there are many genuine ones being sold off cheaply now
    do as suggested simply change the key on your installed copy and validate(as long as its not a cracked copy), if it fails validation then you have reason to complain to this guy.
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