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xp install help? Answered

ok so i have an xp pro tag on my net-vista and every time i try to install using it it says it is not veiled and i cant get threw install with out it   

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MahavishnuMan
MahavishnuMan

11 years ago

If you have an XP Pro tag, that means it was factory installed with XP Pro.  That key will only work in the OEM version of XP supplied by the manufacturer (and not with a retail XP disc).

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abadfart
abadfart

Answer 11 years ago

it installed with my old retail disk  

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MahavishnuMan
MahavishnuMan

Answer 11 years ago

It'll install, but an OEM key (like the one on the tag) will not authorize a retail copy of XP; after 30 days, you'll get locked out.  If you used the retail key, you have nothing to worry about (unless, of course, it's registered to another computer).

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Re-design
Re-design

11 years ago

Are you saying the message says "not valid"?  If so then the key code you're typing in is incorrect.  Are you sure you are typing it in right?