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Old 04-23-2005, 05:39 AM   #1
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On christmas i got Sunbeam Samurai case, a new motherboard, and a ram upgrade. I Replaced my old case with my new case, and i had to reinstall XP because of the new motherboard. That went fine and i activated XP and everything. But i threw out the old case with the serial on it (i know its stupid but well, i am) And last week i got the blue screen of death. I tryed safemode, but whenever i turned it on, the BSOD just flashed for about 0.5 seconds. So, i re installed windows. But, without the key i cant do anything with it. What shall i do??? i know this sounds like im trying to get it for free, but belive me im not.
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:01 AM   #2
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well theoretically the windows key will still be on ur computer somehwre, download this programme, and it will find it for you:

http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml

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Old 04-23-2005, 06:15 AM   #3
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But i forrmatted the hard drive, and i am on someone elses computer right now, so i cant run it with my XP.
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:19 AM   #4
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the only thing that i can think of for you to do is to contact microsoft either by e-mail or by phone and they will be able to help you.

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Old 04-23-2005, 06:19 AM   #5
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if you call by phone, they may charge, try by e-mail first!
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I will try emailing them now. Thanks for the help, will update when i get a reply.
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Old 04-23-2005, 08:03 AM   #7
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Matt 999, please do not double-post.

And I have e-mailed microoft in the past with an odd error and they helped me fix it, I had a personal rep to deal with my case and was very polite and helpful. So well done Microsoft!
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Old 04-23-2005, 09:41 AM   #8
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thats the one thing microsoft iis good at is tech support, cuz they have to use it so much for their crappy OS :P
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Well it only makes sence. Who knows more about windows then Microsoft?
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obvious answer would be to format again and get a hacked or stolen copy of windows xp. im not going to admit i know anything about doing this stuff, but trust me, its easy and FREE
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