Gateway product key

Posted: 02-24-2009, 01:23 AM
I'm fixing a derelict Gateway. I'm using the MSDN XP Home iso to reinstall
the operating system. I kind of expected it to pickup the product key from
the hardware but I had to key in what was on the tag. Installation calls it
invalid.

What can I do?

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Gateway product key


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Leroy
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Re: Gateway product key
Posted: 02-24-2009, 02:52 AM
Nothing. MSDN CDs require a retail, and not an OEM, product key.
Contact Gateway support for a CD replacement.


mardukes wrote:
> I'm fixing a derelict Gateway. I'm using the MSDN XP Home iso to reinstall
> the operating system. I kind of expected it to pickup the product key from
> the hardware but I had to key in what was on the tag. Installation calls it
> invalid.
>
> What can I do?
>
Peter Foldes
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Re: Gateway product key
Posted: 02-24-2009, 05:29 AM
This you will need to address to the MSDN newsgroup since you are using a MSDN.iso
XP . They are able to answer your issue with the MSDN.iso XP key that shows not
valid for you

Keep in mind that you only have 10 activations with an MSDN downloaded program (OS).
That is it and that is all. If it has been used up then you need to get in touch
with MSDN Subscription remembering to have your valid subscription number at hand

On the web:
http://www.microsoft.com/communities...c.msdn.general
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"mardukes" <mardukes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C9589FEC-8816-434D-89FE-42A6757A18D5@microsoft.com...
> I'm fixing a derelict Gateway. I'm using the MSDN XP Home iso to reinstall
> the operating system. I kind of expected it to pickup the product key from
> the hardware but I had to key in what was on the tag. Installation calls it
> invalid.
>
> What can I do?
>
> --
> md
David B.
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Re: Gateway product key
Posted: 02-24-2009, 06:56 PM
And just as a note, there is NO product key in "the hardware".

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"mardukes" <mardukes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C9589FEC-8816-434D-89FE-42A6757A18D5@microsoft.com...
> I'm fixing a derelict Gateway. I'm using the MSDN XP Home iso to
> reinstall
> the operating system. I kind of expected it to pickup the product key
> from
> the hardware but I had to key in what was on the tag. Installation calls
> it
> invalid.
>
> What can I do?
>
> --
> md
Zaphod Beeblebrox
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Re: Gateway product key
Posted: 02-25-2009, 12:39 PM

"mardukes" <mardukes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C9589FEC-8816-434D-89FE-42A6757A18D5@microsoft.com...
> I'm fixing a derelict Gateway. I'm using the MSDN XP Home iso to
> reinstall
> the operating system. I kind of expected it to pickup the product key
> from
> the hardware but I had to key in what was on the tag. Installation
> calls it
> invalid.
>
> What can I do?
>
There is no product key in the hardware, you must be thinking about the
way that some OEM's are set up to validate a Windows license against a
signature in the BIOS. For this to work, you must use OEM install media
and a special OEM key that tells Windows to look for that BIOS
signature. Unfortunately, without that special key you still have to
use the correct media (OEM, not MSDN) and the key on the tag, and you'll
still have to call MS to activate even then.

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David B.
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Re: Gateway product key
Posted: 02-25-2009, 02:00 PM
Most OEM branded installation media doesn't require the input of a product
key.

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"Zaphod Beeblebrox" <Zaphod.Arisztid.Beeblebrox@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:go3e6o$5ch$1@news.motzarella.org...
>
> "mardukes" <mardukes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C9589FEC-8816-434D-89FE-42A6757A18D5@microsoft.com...
>> I'm fixing a derelict Gateway. I'm using the MSDN XP Home iso to
>> reinstall
>> the operating system. I kind of expected it to pickup the product key
>> from
>> the hardware but I had to key in what was on the tag. Installation calls
>> it
>> invalid.
>>
>> What can I do?
>>
>
> There is no product key in the hardware, you must be thinking about the
> way that some OEM's are set up to validate a Windows license against a
> signature in the BIOS. For this to work, you must use OEM install media
> and a special OEM key that tells Windows to look for that BIOS signature.
> Unfortunately, without that special key you still have to use the correct
> media (OEM, not MSDN) and the key on the tag, and you'll still have to
> call MS to activate even then.
>
> --
> Zaphod
>
> Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, ya know? - Gag Halfrunt
>
>
Zaphod Beeblebrox
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Re: Gateway product key
Posted: 02-25-2009, 02:27 PM

"David B." <mail@nomail.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Zaphod Beeblebrox" <Zaphod.Arisztid.Beeblebrox@gmail.com> wrote in
> message news:go3e6o$5ch$1@news.motzarella.org...
>>
>> "mardukes" <mardukes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C9589FEC-8816-434D-89FE-42A6757A18D5@microsoft.com...
>>> I'm fixing a derelict Gateway. I'm using the MSDN XP Home iso to
>>> reinstall
>>> the operating system. I kind of expected it to pickup the product
>>> key from
>>> the hardware but I had to key in what was on the tag. Installation
>>> calls it
>>> invalid.
>>>
>>> What can I do?
>>>
>>
>> There is no product key in the hardware, you must be thinking about
>> the way that some OEM's are set up to validate a Windows license
>> against a signature in the BIOS. For this to work, you must use OEM
>> install media and a special OEM key that tells Windows to look for
>> that BIOS signature. Unfortunately, without that special key you
>> still have to use the correct media (OEM, not MSDN) and the key on
>> the tag, and you'll still have to call MS to activate even then.
>>
> Most OEM branded installation media doesn't require the input of a
> product key.
>
True, but I was referring to generic OEM install media since the OP
obviously doesn't have the OEM branded media.

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Peter Foldes
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Re: Gateway product key
Posted: 02-25-2009, 08:13 PM
The OP said that it is from MSDN and that is not an OEM. Hence my reply to the OP
above

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"David B." <mail@nomail.net> wrote in message
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> Most OEM branded installation media doesn't require the input of a product key.
>
> --
>
> Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
> How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>
>
>
> "Zaphod Beeblebrox" <Zaphod.Arisztid.Beeblebrox@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:go3e6o$5ch$1@news.motzarella.org...
>>
>> "mardukes" <mardukes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C9589FEC-8816-434D-89FE-42A6757A18D5@microsoft.com...
>>> I'm fixing a derelict Gateway. I'm using the MSDN XP Home iso to reinstall
>>> the operating system. I kind of expected it to pickup the product key from
>>> the hardware but I had to key in what was on the tag. Installation calls it
>>> invalid.
>>>
>>> What can I do?
>>>
>>
>> There is no product key in the hardware, you must be thinking about the way that
>> some OEM's are set up to validate a Windows license against a signature in the
>> BIOS. For this to work, you must use OEM install media and a special OEM key
>> that tells Windows to look for that BIOS signature. Unfortunately, without that
>> special key you still have to use the correct media (OEM, not MSDN) and the key
>> on the tag, and you'll still have to call MS to activate even then.
>>
>> --
>> Zaphod
>>
>> Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, ya know? - Gag Halfrunt
>>
>>
>
David B.
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Re: Gateway product key
Posted: 02-26-2009, 01:54 PM
I wasn't questioning your reply, notice I didn't reply to your post.

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"Peter Foldes" <okf122@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> The OP said that it is from MSDN and that is not an OEM. Hence my reply to
> the OP above
>
> --
> Peter
>
> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
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>
> "David B." <mail@nomail.net> wrote in message
> news:%23IV9qF1lJHA.5732@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> Most OEM branded installation media doesn't require the input of a
>> product key.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>> How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>>
>>
>>
>> "Zaphod Beeblebrox" <Zaphod.Arisztid.Beeblebrox@gmail.com> wrote in
>> message news:go3e6o$5ch$1@news.motzarella.org...
>>>
>>> "mardukes" <mardukes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:C9589FEC-8816-434D-89FE-42A6757A18D5@microsoft.com...
>>>> I'm fixing a derelict Gateway. I'm using the MSDN XP Home iso to
>>>> reinstall
>>>> the operating system. I kind of expected it to pickup the product key
>>>> from
>>>> the hardware but I had to key in what was on the tag. Installation
>>>> calls it
>>>> invalid.
>>>>
>>>> What can I do?
>>>>
>>>
>>> There is no product key in the hardware, you must be thinking about the
>>> way that some OEM's are set up to validate a Windows license against a
>>> signature in the BIOS. For this to work, you must use OEM install media
>>> and a special OEM key that tells Windows to look for that BIOS
>>> signature. Unfortunately, without that special key you still have to use
>>> the correct media (OEM, not MSDN) and the key on the tag, and you'll
>>> still have to call MS to activate even then.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Zaphod
>>>
>>> Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, ya know? - Gag Halfrunt
>>>
>>>
>>
>
 
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