Interrupting XP Install

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SpookTheHamster, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

    SpookTheHamster

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    I've started reinstalling XP on my iMac after my fling with Vista RC1. It's got to the point where I have to enter my product key, that would be fine... If I hadn't left my damn certificate of authenticity at home when I came to uni :mad: . I called my mum to ask her to look for it, and she can't find it anywhere.

    Is it safe to turn my computer off in it's current state and carry on the installation when I've found my key?
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I'd turn it off, but when you find the key, I'd restart the installation from scratch instead of carrying it on from where it left off. Not sure if that's what you meant. :)
     
  3. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Power off, just remember to wipe the partition and reinstall from scratch later.
     
  4. SpookTheHamster thread starter macrumors 65816

    SpookTheHamster

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    A quick Google search revealed a .txt file on the XP CD containing the product key. We'll see if it works.

    edit: Doesn't work. Apparently an invalid key.
     

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