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i have just bought a xp pro upgrade on ebay and after entering the product
key, i get a window stating that i do not have the correct pid for this
version of windows. what do i need to do? Thanks
 
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gabby wrote:
> i have just bought a xp pro upgrade on ebay and after entering the product
> key, i get a window stating that i do not have the correct pid for this
> version of windows. what do i need to do? Thanks


You need to examine the Product Key very carefully. It's awfully
easy to mistake a "B" for an "8," a "G" for a "6," an "S" for a "5," or
a "Q" for a "0" or "O." Fortunately, Microsoft had the good sense to
leave the "1's," "I's," "O's," and "0's" out of the equation. Also, be
sure that your <CapsLock> is _off_ while entering the Product Key --
this isn't supposed to make a difference, but I've seen it do so, on
rare occasions.

Troubleshooting Invalid CD Key Error Message During Windows XP Setup
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310637

If that fails, contact the seller and demand that he/she provide you
with a legitimate Product ID for the software. When _that_ fails, file
a complaint with eBay, chock the money wasted up to a lesson learned,
and then go buy a legitimate license from a legitimate vendor.

One should be very careful buying any software on eBay, as eBay makes
no prior effort to ensure that such sales are legitimate; they react
only when someone files a complaint. (And then all that really happens
is the seller of the pirated software returns using a different alias,
to continue selling illegitimate licenses.)


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write the guy you bought it from

"gabby" <gabby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>i have just bought a xp pro upgrade on ebay and after entering the product
> key, i get a window stating that i do not have the correct pid for this
> version of windows. what do i need to do? Thanks