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Using the site is easy and fun. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Retail Windows won't accept the OEM key as valid, so that's probably what is causing the problem. Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 Platypus Platypus Moderator 8,795 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Australia Local time:01:01 AM Posted 21 January 2012 his comment is here

Jump to content Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search section: This topic Forums Members Help Files Calendar View New Content It did not come with an OS disc, but did come with the ability to re-install from the hard-drive. Edited by Platypus, 21 January 2012 - 06:29 AM. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged

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Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy Back to top #5 Platypus Platypus Moderator 8,795 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Australia Local time:01:01 AM Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:31 AM To use the OEM key belonging to the Register now! Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account?

About a year ago I wanted to re-install the OS. Several functions may not work. Back to top #3 hamluis hamluis Moderator Moderator 52,357 posts ONLINE Gender:Male Location:Killeen, TX Local time:09:01 AM Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:11 AM <

It would not let me proceed beyond that. It has never been right since, so I put it on a shelf and used my other laptop. Click here to Register a free account now! What I got was what seems like a partial re-install.

It does not have the COA sticker, but I thought I could use that disc for a clean install and just input the correct (read: legal) codes when prompted. The laptop and the disc from the desktop are both XP Pro, but I cannot say if they are exactly alike, and since I no longer have the product key for Any OEM XP Pro CD you can borrow the use of could be used to do the re-install, providing it is a generic installation CD not a specific manufacturer's recovery CD, I have an XP Pro disc from another computer that has since been upgraded to Windows 7.

Top 5 things that never get done:1. this content Now, I want to do a clean re-install of XP Pro. I want a clean re-install as if it had never been installed before. or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Back to top Back to Windows XP Home and Professional 0 user(s) are reading this topic 0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users Reply to quoted postsClear BleepingComputer.com → Microsoft XP Pro install/re-install question Started by deltacoolguy , Jan 21 2012 03:33 AM Please log in to reply 4 replies to this topic #1 deltacoolguy deltacoolguy Members 112 posts OFFLINE Apparently not. http://comvurgent.com/xp-pro/xp-pro-install-question.html Unless I missed something, I was not able to do a clean re-install.

I have since had it upgraded to 7-64, and I guess they kept the old certificate sticker. Thanks.