is it possible to get your old xp key back if you entered in a new one

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by digme29, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. digme29

    digme29 MDL Novice

    Sep 26, 2010
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    i had to do a reapir install and i put in the wrong key,the key that was in it previously was a genuine key.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    NO, it got overwritten, but what does it matter?
    Unless you have proper image backup (I would not expect you...)

    sebus
     
  3. digme29

    digme29 MDL Novice

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    It matters a lot i'm afraid,it says now I need to activate windows before i can login.
    I can't believe how dumb i was.
     
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Some more information would go a long way i,e is it a branded machine e.c.t, also run oembios.exe from the oembios files section in stickies. and report back.
     
  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    I hope you have another PC (or at least access to it)

    The read stickies (and learn) oembios changer
    It works in safe mode & you CAN login in safe mode

    sebus