Eek - need serial number help :S

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  1. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    Hey all,

    I've got a backup disk of a multi user license copy of XP professional I use for bootcamp, I write the serial number on the disk so I don't have to go to work to get it when I need it. However this time I made the mistake of putting the disk in my drive and not getting a note of the serial number. Can anyone help me with a solution here as I've already started going through the installation procedure...Eek
     
  2. shecky Guest

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    i am almost positive you can eject the disk, put in the serial number, and then put the disk back in and be OK. i did this on windows computers before.
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, abort the installation and write the serial number on a piece of paper and re-start the installation process.

    Please don't ask for serial numbers.
     
  4. ShiggyMiyamoto macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I was gonna say had you not have. Also, I've installed XP many times (more than I wanna count) and to my knowledge you won't need the serial until after you install/during when it specifically asks for it. Typically that's after the 2nd restart (IIRC).

    Try that, and I bid you good luck.
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I don't like to assume that people are cheating the system but I've installed Windows a few too many times to think that you just can't abort the installation now.
     
  6. ShiggyMiyamoto macrumors 6502a

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    Heh. You're right. I was just offering another method.
     

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