Windows XP activation issues (multiple installations)...

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by MacCentris, Apr 19, 2022.

  1. MacCentris

    MacCentris Bit Poster

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    Hello guys, I'm new to parallels.

    I will start by saying the installation to Windows 10 was flawless and I'm really happy. However, my problems began when I tried installing Windows XP and the fact that no key in this world appears to work. I tried my own key from an HP desktop minitower that is deceased. When that didn't work of course I sorted to trying other options, tried another key from a neighbor laptop, tried hundreds of keys from the web, tried installing other versions of Windows XP, even tried the Spanish version thinking "if all else fails hey, I can always speak Spanish"! Nope, not happening. I have to sort to the obvious, something isn't working at all. Can someone shed some light? I was tempted to call Microsoft to ask them if they could sell me a key! What else to do, this isn't working!

    I appreciate it, thanks. Running latest parallels with Mojave on Mac mini 3Ghz.
     
  2. GampaA@Parallels

    GampaA@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hello LilianaV, please contact the Microsoft support team to activate the Windows XP and to get the activation key. Thanks.
     
  3. MacCentris

    MacCentris Bit Poster

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    Will do, had no idea they could supply keys after they ended support a long time ago. TBH they should have a page to purchase old OS keys, somewhere in the world there is someone using an OS that existed 20 years ago, and people should be allowed to do it legally.
     

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