Master key needed for packard bell

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Michel, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    I tried to install my old recover disk that came with my laptop but for some reason it says i need to enter a master key :wassat:.

    1. What is that ?
    2. Why i am asked for this while i always used that disc before without needing that key

    I am using a Packard Bell Easynote W8934
     
  2. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    did you delete the recovery partition then? or are the recovery discs you have a fully copy... can you confirm what steps you took toget the prompt for master key?
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Can't you just install anything else on it? Will be less troubles

    sebus
     
  4. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    I put in the recovery disk like i always do, it tries to boot and it says i need to enter a master key which i don't have. The recovery disk is 100% a legit windows xp home edition with all the extra software on it how this laptop came when i bought it.

    Yes i did, i installed a retail version of windows xp home edition and entered the oem-cao key under my notebook which activated perfectly. I really want to know why i need to enter a master key to get access to my recover disk.
     
  5. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    have a look under the laptop, you should find a serial number, try that. if not call packard bell and obtain it over the phone, buts its usually the serial number...
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Most likely another level of protection (why?)

    You could most likely re-do the disk & remove this check (but is it worth the time?)

    The key would be supplied with machine or like NICK@NUMBER11 said, phone them (but is it worth the time?)

    sebus
     
  7. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    The serial number works on a retail disc but for some reason the recovery disk wont work. :D. Anyway i thought this Master Key was a known one but i guess it's not, let this topic die since i don't need it anymore :cheers:.

    @ Sebus, nah it's not worth the time at all.


    = Thanks all for the help =