Product Key


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William

I have a dell latitude laptop. I have had to reinstall W2K
as I needed to clean up the drive ect. When I enter the
product key on the bottom of laptop it says "The CD Key
you entered is not valid" I have used this key before with
this Dell disk and it has worked before about 2 years ago
why does it not work now do thise CD's expire or
something ?
Can someone help me please. This is the CD that came with
the laptop and the key is a hologram type stuck to the
bottom of the laptop itself so it's all as supplied by
Dell.
 
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Bruce Chambers

William said:
I have a dell latitude laptop. I have had to reinstall W2K
as I needed to clean up the drive ect. When I enter the
product key on the bottom of laptop it says "The CD Key
you entered is not valid" I have used this key before with
this Dell disk and it has worked before about 2 years ago
why does it not work now do thise CD's expire or
something ?
Can someone help me please. This is the CD that came with
the laptop and the key is a hologram type stuck to the
bottom of the laptop itself so it's all as supplied by
Dell.

No, Product Keys don't expire.

You need to examine the Product Key very carefully. It's awfully
easy to mistake a "B" for an "8," a "G" for a "6," an "S" for a "5,"
or a "Q" for a "0" or "O." Fortunately, Microsoft had the good sense
to leave the "1's," "I's," "O's," and "0's" out of the equation.
Also, be sure that your <CapsLock> is _off_ while entering the
Product Key -- this isn't supposed to make a difference, but I've seen
it do so.

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