Advertisement bad method Thread Starter Joined: Oct 9, 2008 Messages: 4 May seem like a dumb question but I’ve never had a dell before and this one is getting on my Thank you all who have responded so quickly and put up with so much. If there is a difference in keys for the XP Professional 1-2CPU and  XP Professional then my customer is in trouble. I am violating the OEM End User Licensing Agreement?

The man had a valid Windows XP Professional 1-2CPU on his Dell before it died. Antiapplekid, Oct 9, 2008 #2 bad method Thread Starter Joined: Oct 9, 2008 Messages: 4 No I do not have the restore disc for this particular PC. Please start a New Thread if you’re having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. The PC had no recovery partition or a recovery disc with it, so I had to use an old backup copy of Windows XP Professional with SP1.During the installation, the system

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Antiapplekid Joined: Jul 23, 2008 Messages: 105 Do you have the restore disk? Are you saying that when you buy a PC with windows on it and later want to upgrade you HW you are actually violating Microsoft??? Microsoft said it’s been used on another PC, so clearly, somebody at Dell had stolen and used the key thinking I would never need to use it.

Put simply, no key is needed.2; I have used a real genuine DELL recovery CD to restore my system with the new MOBO. Help Desk » Inventory » Monitor » Community » Old Rich, Oct 10, 2008 #9 nessyguin Joined: Oct 19, 2006 Messages: 720 lol ! retail or system builder board can be set up using the COA sticker and OEM System Builder media, if the case is custom and will not readily accept an after market

Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More… That is why they told you the previous key had been used in another PC. Thanks, Miracle Sunday, August 29, 2010 11:13 AM Reply | Quote  © 2017 Microsoft Corporation. About 8 months ago I had to reinstall XP on my own Dell PC after upgrading to a new MB with PCI-e slot.

Is it possible to salvage the Dell Windows XP Home Edition CoA from the chassis, before I toss it? 0 Thai Pepper OP MichaelMTallman Jan 17, 2015 at Now, of course, Microsoft don’t care and DELL want me to pay a fee in order just to put me through to the correct support department.Anyway, I started this thread with Don’t get me started! Dan and Carey have provided detailed information for procuring recovery media. Unfortuantely it appears the Optiplex GX 260 was procurred second hand without any of the original media. Past experiencing (speculating) Optiplex products

Don’t you understand that MY own never before used CoA key didn’t work, but somebody elses did!!! Get More Information If you’re new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members. But if you computer completely broken down before you could have time to log out, you would be so unlucky that you have to be “robbed”! I needed this PC for work.

You may get a better answer to your question by starting a new discussion. favorite share Flag this item for Graphic Violence Graphic Sexual Content Spam, Scam or Fraud Broken or Empty Data softwareDell OEM WindowsXP Home Edition Reinstall CD (Eng) Dell OEM WindowsXP Home Tuesday, January 22, 2008 12:45 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Product key is technically bound to the HW. I hope if your still in the tech business you do not have to use anything illegally or borrow any numbers.

It all boils down to this one and only issue: A DELL employee has written down and used my key before shipping. Text Quote Post |Replace Attachment Add link Text to display: Where should this link go? When you’re done, use cpuid to check your ram specs and see how much is being recognized. Afterall, I am a professional computer technician.

the OEM Branded COA Keys belong to the System Builder Key set, therefore, upgrade media, retail FPP media, OEM Refurb media, etc. Everyone else from your gang I ever spoke or wrote to didn’t give a …t and neither did Dell. a Dell Case, HP Case, etc.

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Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Regards, -James A. The message I’m getting is always the same and it tells me to check if I didn’t misstype the new key.Now, I think the problem could be caused by the fact Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get IT Center Brands Tutorials Other sites Tom’s Guide Tom’s IT

Stay logged in Sign up now! I have no receipt for my PC, but Dell have all my details. Monday, January 21, 2008 8:40 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Mark,   Currently there really is not anything else which can be done. Monday, January 21, 2008 11:11 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Mark_J_Sturges,   Use this form to transfer ownership of the Dell from the previous owner to the

I know it’s at EoL/EoS, but I need a copy just in case I can’t get another OS to work with this system.Thanks in Advance! Advertisement Recent Posts Adware Generic7.CASB Ken_RM replied Jan 16, 2017 at 12:43 PM Hard drive noise crjdriver replied Jan 16, 2017 at 12:41 PM Computer issue. Then throw the box in the skip – or if you can, donate to charity. 0 Thai Pepper OP kevinhughes2 Jan 17, 2015 at 1:47 UTC As IT will not work with the Key on the COA, only OEM System Builder Media can use those OEM Branded COA Keys. 0 Mace OP GrammarPolice Jan 20, 2015

Sorry that’s not what you wanted to hear – but the minimum requirements are hogwash in that they mean “well, the thing boots and doesn’t crash right out of the chute.” bad method, Oct 9, 2008 #3 techychick Joined: Dec 31, 2007 Messages: 611 I’m not sure where you live but I’ve picked up Dell restore disks off of Craigslist for right If he ever needs it, he won’t be able to use the one from his CoA sticker anymore. Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service.

Ok short story is I inherited this PC from my late mother in law. nessyguin, Oct 10, 2008 #10 Sponsor

This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. All rights reserved. Is there any way I could make it work?

Dell can actually scan your computer from the internet and get thecode from it even if the warranty is expired. Discussion in ‘Windows XP’ started by bad method, Oct 9, 2008. Also, when you want something from Dell, you need your customer number and the name and address of the person who bought it. James, Great thing you are doing, but being that this is there first and that you will become the tech support for this system when they hose it up.

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? the OEM Branded COA Keys belong to the System Builder Key set, therefore, upgrade media, retail FPP media, OEM Refurb media, etc. I know this is from 08 but I was reading and had to comment. Tuesday, January 22, 2008 1:38 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Are you still in the tech field?

By creating an account, you’re agreeing to our Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy Not a member? Thank you all again. I am using my morther in law’s Dell which came to me after she passed on. Still the point is my key has been stolen by a Dell employee.I can supply any information about his Dell PC purchase, which you can check with Dell.

Windows Xp Oem On A Dell Dimension1100