Windows XP Key

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    landoni88posted 7 years ago

    Hi all,

    I'm new to these forums so not so sure on what sort of assistance I am going to get here. I've read all forums and have not found anyone to seem to have the same issue as me.

    I had a laptop that I bought off a friend. It had windows 98 on it.
    I uploaded windows vista to it and then stupidly lost the disc.
    Everything was fine for a few months and I realised I had just about had enough with windows vista so I borrowed a Windows Xp home edition from a friend. I uploaded it all the way till the point of inputting the product key.
    At this point he told me he hasn't got the product key neutral.
    So I had Installed windows xp home without a product key, and Cannot workout how to Basically, get rid of it.
    I tried loading a Windows xp professional disc ( my own), ( and yes i had the product key for once:) )
    But the Windows xp Home edition product key input would not dissapear.
    That is where I am up to so far.
    Really looking for some helpful assistance.
    Thank you all very much in advance.
    Urban Darkfire
    nha khoa

    1. Michael Willis profile image79
      Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Have you tired inserting the New disc, shutting down computer...then reboot and instantly hitting the F12 key repeatedly?  You should get a screen where you can choose to boot from CD/DVD and click this.

      You should be able to load the new disc from here. That is how I replaced Vista with Win 7.