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Old 05-20-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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So I'm fixing this dell dimension 2400 and I am reinstalling windows. There is a product key on a sticker on the outside of the computer. I also ran magic jellybean keyfinder on the original installation and got a different product key so I wrote that down as well.

Now I'm trying to reinstall XP with a regular xp disc, not a dell disc and neither of the product keys work? What gives???
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If I'm not mistaken, the product key is tied to a specific Dell branded OS.
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If I'm not mistaken, the product key is tied to a specific Dell branded OS.
Hmmm.....well what can I do then?
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Use the original Dell disc?
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Call dell and request a key
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Use the original Dell disc?
I forgot to mention that I don't have the original dell disc.
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Call Dell, I'm sure for a small fee they'll send ya a new disc.
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Call Dell, I'm sure for a small fee they'll send ya a new disc.
hehe... small fee and dell dont go together very well
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If the Dell computer has a Windows XP product key sticker somewhere on the case, just call Microsoft and tell them that you are trying to reinstall the OS to get a new key, it's usually automated and takes like 5 mins. Easy cheesy.
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good luck whatever you do OP
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