Compaq Presario XP Number not Valid

Discussion in 'Compaq' started by Haggar, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Haggar

    Haggar Guest

    A friend bought a Compaq Presario from Future Shop. It has a valid XP
    sticker on the case, but when the Microsoft validation tool sees it, it
    refuses to accept it as a valid Product number. Is there a work around for
    this? She never recieved any media from them for the computer.

    1) Buying XP and not having the appropriate drivers for the board.??

    2) Obtaining a set of restore disks??

    3) Buying another computer??
     
    Haggar, Jun 6, 2007
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  2. Haggar

    Guest

    On Jun 6, 10:04 am, "Haggar" <> wrote:
    > A friend bought a Compaq Presario from Future Shop. It has a valid XP
    > sticker on the case, but when the Microsoft validation tool sees it, it
    > refuses to accept it as a valid Product number. Is there a work around for
    > this? She never recieved any media from them for the computer.
    >
    > 1) Buying XP and not having the appropriate drivers for the board.??
    >
    > 2) Obtaining a set of restore disks??
    >
    > 3) Buying another computer??


    4) Make it Future Shop's (OR HP's) problem. Tell them your issue, and
    since you bought the machine form them, would they please fix the
    issue. If they don't fix it free, become progressively less nice, up
    to, and including getting the credit card company involved.

    (PS: shops can be brutal, back up any important documents first!, they
    might just do a system restore)
     
    , Jun 8, 2007
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  3. Haggar

    Ben Myers Guest

    Odds are that Future Shop installed XP using a generic OEM version of XP. The
    codes on the HP, Compaq, Dell, IBM-Lenovo, and Gate-machines are all keyed to
    work with a vendor-specific version of the Windows install. There are ways of
    dealing with this, beyond the scope of this newsgroup.

    By all means, Future Shop has to sort it all out, and a threat to report them to
    the Microsoft software police-and-lawyers for software piracy would get a
    response really fast... Ben Myers

    On Fri, 08 Jun 2007 07:24:24 -0700, "" <> wrote:

    >On Jun 6, 10:04 am, "Haggar" <> wrote:
    >> A friend bought a Compaq Presario from Future Shop. It has a valid XP
    >> sticker on the case, but when the Microsoft validation tool sees it, it
    >> refuses to accept it as a valid Product number. Is there a work around for
    >> this? She never recieved any media from them for the computer.
    >>
    >> 1) Buying XP and not having the appropriate drivers for the board.??
    >>
    >> 2) Obtaining a set of restore disks??
    >>
    >> 3) Buying another computer??

    >
    >4) Make it Future Shop's (OR HP's) problem. Tell them your issue, and
    >since you bought the machine form them, would they please fix the
    >issue. If they don't fix it free, become progressively less nice, up
    >to, and including getting the credit card company involved.
    >
    >(PS: shops can be brutal, back up any important documents first!, they
    >might just do a system restore)
    >
     
    Ben Myers, Jun 8, 2007
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  4. Haggar

    HaGGaR Guest

    thanks all for the suggestions
    "Ben Myers" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Odds are that Future Shop installed XP using a generic OEM version of XP.
    > The
    > codes on the HP, Compaq, Dell, IBM-Lenovo, and Gate-machines are all keyed
    > to
    > work with a vendor-specific version of the Windows install. There are
    > ways of
    > dealing with this, beyond the scope of this newsgroup.
    >
    > By all means, Future Shop has to sort it all out, and a threat to report
    > them to
    > the Microsoft software police-and-lawyers for software piracy would get a
    > response really fast... Ben Myers
    >
    > On Fri, 08 Jun 2007 07:24:24 -0700, "" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>On Jun 6, 10:04 am, "Haggar" <> wrote:
    >>> A friend bought a Compaq Presario from Future Shop. It has a valid XP
    >>> sticker on the case, but when the Microsoft validation tool sees it, it
    >>> refuses to accept it as a valid Product number. Is there a work around
    >>> for
    >>> this? She never recieved any media from them for the computer.
    >>>
    >>> 1) Buying XP and not having the appropriate drivers for the board.??
    >>>
    >>> 2) Obtaining a set of restore disks??
    >>>
    >>> 3) Buying another computer??

    >>
    >>4) Make it Future Shop's (OR HP's) problem. Tell them your issue, and
    >>since you bought the machine form them, would they please fix the
    >>issue. If they don't fix it free, become progressively less nice, up
    >>to, and including getting the credit card company involved.
    >>
    >>(PS: shops can be brutal, back up any important documents first!, they
    >>might just do a system restore)
    >>
     
    HaGGaR, Jun 8, 2007
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