Re: XP repair question
- From: "TimK" <timkozz@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 09:48:47 -0400
"The Old Man" <Today01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"Grinder" <grinder@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I'm hoping to do a non-destructive repair rather than re-install per:
Trouble is, the CD of XP tat I have isn't the same as what was installed
by a computer repair place a couple years ago. When I repair off the new
CD, and it asks for a serial number, is giving it the new one going to
ruin my day? I have everything backed up but I'm hoping to avoid a
The actual installer may not matter. If you give it your product key,
and it accepts it, you should be ready to be validated after the
operation. To reiterate: Don't give it a "new serial number," just use
the one that belongs to your current install.
unless the installer had a Volume License which has expired or been
cancelled, then the key he has will not work. One never knows if its going
to work until one tries it...sorta like a firework.
Sounds like I'm pretty well hosed unless I can get the serial number from
the install that scheister used back when the drive died. We even gave him
the Dell CD but he used some version he had because it already had SP2, if I
remember correctly. I guess what I'll do is just assume a full restore but
give it a try with our CD and if it does work great, if not I already
prepared for the worst. I wonder if anyone makes 3rd party software that
grabs all your settings and programs and reinstalls them after the
Thanks for your time!
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