Have blue screen and key for xp home

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Hello, I have a lap top that I tried to fix with xp pro but the key on the back is for xp home so now I can not even get the computer to start up. What is the best way to fix this? I also bought this lap top with pre loaded soft ware, so I didn't get a restore disk. Do I need to buy another disk to install and start over?



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Greetings,

You can't use the windows home key for the XP Professional

Here is the easiest way for activate your windows pro:

Go through the following steps:

*Buy the license first.

*Download Key Update Tool, a utility provided by Microsoft to change the key of the Windows version installed.

*The download address is http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/3/7/83712767-395c-4327-8e87-38be7b0cf75f/KeyUpdateTool_enu.exe

*Double-click the utility will then check the system files.

*Enter the official key and click Next.

*Accept the license agreement and click Next.

*The key is legalized.

*Click Finish.

*Windows restarts.

See also:

https://ccm.net/faq/4190-windows-genuine-validation

http://ccm.net/faq/1633-wga-windows-genuine-advantage

Regards!
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