Windows genuine advantage validation problems

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by michig54, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. michig54 macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2008
    I just recently bought a mac book, and I love it. I bought an OEM copy of windows XP home edition with SP2 and i installed it using boot camp successfully. I then tried to update windows media player and it told me that my copy of windows is not genuine. When i go to to the microsoft site to confirm that my product key is valid and that it isn't pirated, it says that the key doesnt match my machines key. The key that it gives for my machine isn't even close so it's not like i had a typo. Please help. How do I fix this? thanks
  2. alexlovesmacs macrumors 6502a

    Apr 23, 2008
  3. Markov macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2007
    Call to have it activated. You could call in an illegal serial key and they would still probably activate it...

    Anyway, calling them is what I would try, just answer the question correctly. The question I'm referring to is "Are you installing this on just one machine? (yes...)". They might ask other dumb questions, like if it's legal or not...

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