Xp pro non validating
However, please be reminded the product key works only to the pre-installed software. Copy and paste the following into a Notepad window: Set Wsh Shell = Create Object('WScript. Reg Read('HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Digital Product Id')) Set Wsh Shell = Create Object("WScript. Reg Read("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Digital Product Id")) Function Convert To Key(Key) Const Key Offset = 52 i = 28 Chars = "BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789" Do Cur = 0 x = 14 Do Cur = Cur * 256 Cur = Key(x Key Offset) Cur Key(x Key Offset) = (Cur \ 24) And 255 Cur = Cur Mod 24 x = x -1 Loop While x = 0 Convert To Key = Key Output End Function 2. Also, since I won't be doing any windows specific development on it, like MVC - at least not for now - I decided I'll install ubuntu again on it, so problem solved.
@Reverend Jim, your solution is applicable if you have windows already up and running it seems like, whereas that's not the case for me, as I don't have a valid product key (the label at the bottom is worn out so unreadable) sorry.
HI guys, I have to reinstall windows XP onto my samsung nc10 laptop because I want to sell it, but alas, I've just realized that the label at the bottom has faded out completely so I don't have a window key anymore.
The thing is the lappy, when I bought it years ago, came shipped with an original copy of windows xp (I have windows 7 at the moment).
The reason I mention this is, because most if not all Laptops had a Manufacturers recovery partition on the hard drive from which the whole system could be re-installed.
Most Manufacturers allocated F9 at startup to get to the recovery partition and re-install all the OS and software, or ask Samsung which key they use to get to the recovery partition.
But like I said, I managed to fix the screen issue which prompted me to decide to sell it in the first place, so eventually decided to keep it.
Yes windows 7 is a good idea, but I don't want to buy it to be honest, that's why I put ubuntu on it.
Samsung might know what key was shipped with the hardware but they can't give you a new one as they have no way of knowing if you have the PC (and are entitled to it).Considering that XP is not supported by MS anymore, I would advise installing Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, if the Samsung nc10 laptop can support it, if not the 32bit is also good and would make it a better selling point.For the Drivers, both XP and Win 7 32bit you could go here " and download them.What should I do to reinstall a genuine copy of windows xp?thanks Contact MS or the hardware vendor to see if you can get a copy of the key. As I thought, Microsoft are completely useless, but they did say though, that since my laptop is samsung, then samsung should hold a list of product keys associated with machines, so perhaps I'll retrieve it that way.
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If they gave you those keys, and you'd stolen the PC or scribbled down the key from a machine you found on a desk somewhere, the real owner would now have trouble if he wanted to reactivate/reinstall his computer because you've just used his license...