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Re installing windows XP
« on: January 22, 2020, 04:22:38 PM »
I have an old lap top which I use in the shed/workshop and have had to reinstall XP on it, a perfectly legit copy I bought years ago from PC World with the Key. I use this computer because if it is damaged its no great loss. The problem is that XP requires authentification otherwise it ceases to work after a while. As XP is years old, I can not do this on line, is there a work around on this.

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Re: Re installing windows XP
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 04:57:21 PM »
You could try a download from this site

https://www.productkeysfree.com/2016/10/windows-xp-product-keys-free.html

I've used a similar product for Win 7.
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Re: Re installing windows XP
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 10:53:59 PM »
Apparently the online option is a problem because the version of TLS that XP supports has been deprecated for some time and is not available on Microsoft's servers - including their activation servers! However, activation by phone should still work.

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Re: Re installing windows XP
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 12:19:45 AM »
What software do you use on the laptop? An alternative is to use some other free OS instead?

 

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