WinXP cd key

Discussion in 'Windows XP Security' started by Guest, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    So after a reformat and installation of XP, I use the same CD key that I
    bought with my own money, and it says it's an invalid key and it's been used
    too many times (3 reformats in the past year?)

    So while trying to update Windows it says I need to validate, but I can't
    because of the key. So I pay $99 for Microsoft Windows Product Key Update
    Tool and the new product key. Due to clicking one too many times on the
    internet, I get a buttload of viruses/adware whatever you want to call it, so
    I figure instead of painstackingly trying to shut down each and every single
    one of them, I reformatted again. AND I CANT USE THIS SAME CD KEY THATS BEEN
    ACTIVE FOR NO MORE THAN A WEEK. I don't understand, it says "The new product
    key you are using to update has been previously used or is already in use."
    Do I seriously have to pay another freaking 99 dollars just to update
    Windows?? Right now it's looking like either that or paying 50 dollars to
    speak with a rep via Microsoft email/chat who might just tell me "you have to
    buy another one"! I'm really frustrated! Please help.
     
    Guest, Jun 26, 2007
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  2. Guest

    Brian Komar Guest

    On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:28:04 -0700, Stephenr wrote:

    > understand, it says "The new product
    > key you are using to update has been previously used or is already in use."
    > Do I seriously have to pay another freaking 99 dollars just to update
    > Windows?? Right now it's looking like either that or paying 50


    Phone in and explain your situation.
    Brian
     
    Brian Komar, Jun 26, 2007
    #2
  3. Guest

    Gordon Guest

    "Stephenr" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > So after a reformat and installation of XP, I use the same CD key that I
    > bought with my own money, and it says it's an invalid key and it's been
    > used
    > too many times (3 reformats in the past year?)


    So just use the phone option.
     
    Gordon, Jun 26, 2007
    #3
  4. Are you real or a nut?

    DRax
    "Stephenr" <> wrote in message news:...
    > So after a reformat and installation of XP, I use the same CD key that I
    > bought with my own money, and it says it's an invalid key and it's been used
    > too many times (3 reformats in the past year?)
    >
    > So while trying to update Windows it says I need to validate, but I can't
    > because of the key. So I pay $99 for Microsoft Windows Product Key Update
    > Tool and the new product key. Due to clicking one too many times on the
    > internet, I get a buttload of viruses/adware whatever you want to call it, so
    > I figure instead of painstackingly trying to shut down each and every single
    > one of them, I reformatted again. AND I CANT USE THIS SAME CD KEY THATS BEEN
    > ACTIVE FOR NO MORE THAN A WEEK. I don't understand, it says "The new product
    > key you are using to update has been previously used or is already in use."
    > Do I seriously have to pay another freaking 99 dollars just to update
    > Windows?? Right now it's looking like either that or paying 50 dollars to
    > speak with a rep via Microsoft email/chat who might just tell me "you have to
    > buy another one"! I'm really frustrated! Please help.
     
    Shadrach Flint, Jun 26, 2007
    #4

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