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Windows key issue

Windows key issue

Windows key issue

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A client of mine has had this PC for 2 years, purchased from a reseller who is now out of business, no cd supplied with unit but  a windows xp image on a second drive for recovery.

Last week a download from microsoft has now show a popup at the start of windows, "This is not a geniun version of windows xp".

He can see use PC, but when you click on the popup it takes you to microsoft to purchase a new licence.

Have been unable to uninstall popup, is there a way of entering a new product key to stop this without having to re-install windows?

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