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tickmike

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Product Key.
« on: June 18, 2018, 04:03:44 PM »

My SIL has been given a very old Dell Latitude D610.
It had Win XP 32 Bit on it.
I have re-installed it to Win7 32 Bit.
Come to enter the product key I tried the one on the label on the laptop but said it was not valid  >:D so I ended up using my product key off the install disk (which is used on anther laptop of mine  ;) ).

I am not going to register it with my product key on it.

Does anyone know how I can use the product key that is on the laptop. ?
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Re: Product Key.
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 04:56:31 PM »

You cant use a Win XP product key on Windows 7, they different products.
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Re: Product Key.
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 05:37:17 PM »

Good point.
This is a genuine Win7 upgrade disk for my Acer laptop but that was from Vista.
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I RECOMMEND TRYING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet

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Re: Product Key.
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 02:13:51 PM »

I would check the status of any key before installing http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-check-product-key-version-edition-in-windows/
as you might be locked out if Windows checks online for hardware check.
Windows 7 keys go for less then 5 these days, so it's worthwhile getting a key which has been "cleared" by ms for reuse.
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