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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 06:47 AM

18. Nothing to it.

Put the CD/DVD in the drive and boot from it.
Go through all the standard steps
After final reboot install the drivers still needed
In XP click on the authenticate icon in the systray when it pops up.
Enter the product key from the sticker, it should then go online and authenticate.
Sometimes it wont, then choose the call on telephone option, Read off the 9 group product key when prompted, when it asks how many computer have been installed with this say "ONE" Then enter the code given by the MS computer, click on Next and you're done.

In 7 click on System, scroll down to activate, it will say this isn't valid. Choose the change product key option and enter the key from the sticker, It should activate. If it doesn't click on the activate by telephone option and do the same as I said for XP.

I have done this on reinstalls on branded machines and in new builds-only time it failed was when the sticker had an invalid key(was a fake sticker).
I have reinstalled Windows this way on at least 100 computers and did brand new installs on builds close to 50 times as I stated in an above post.

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