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XP Pro key not working!

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XP Pro key not working!

#1 Post by Czar » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:30 pm

Just got a used T43 and the xp product key on the bottom doesn't work. Does that mean that it has expired?

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Re: XP Pro key not working!

#2 Post by Neil » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:05 pm

It means you are not using an OEM copy of Windows. The ThinkPad key will not work with Retail, Upgrade, Educational or anything other than OEM.
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Re: XP Pro key not working!

#3 Post by Czar » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:55 am

Neil wrote:It means you are not using an OEM copy of Windows. The ThinkPad key will not work with Retail, Upgrade, Educational or anything other than OEM.
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