OEM product key

OEM product key

Post by mark.jm » Wed, 18 Jan 2006 05:58:27


I purchased xp oem but lost the product key (don't ask!!!). Is there
anyway you can retrieve the number. I purchased it from Genstar and
they tell me they can't help and I need to buy the software again.
 
 
 

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Post by Juan » Wed, 18 Jan 2006 06:03:58

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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>> I purchased xp oem but lost the product key (don't ask!!!). Is there >> anyway you can retrieve the number. I purchased it from Genstar and >> they tell me they can't help and I need to buy the software again. >>

 
 
 

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Post by Bruce » Wed, 18 Jan 2006 06:19:27

Depends if you've got it installed yet or is it still in your hand? (the cd)




>>> I purchased xp oem but lost the product key (don't ask!!!). Is there >>> anyway you can retrieve the number. I purchased it from Genstar and >>> they tell me they can't help and I need to buy the software again. >>> >> >>
 
 
 

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Post by Juan » Wed, 18 Jan 2006 06:40:23

I understood he had it installed. Guess I read and responded too fast!

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>> Depends if you've got it installed yet or is it still in your hand? (the
cd) >> >>

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Post by Bruce Cham » Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:52:55


The Product Key is not stored on the installation CD in any way, shape,
or form. The Windows 25-character Product Key (required to perform the
installation) is stored on the CD packaging on a bright orange sticker
that says "Do not lose this number." If it was an OEM (factory
installed) license, it's stored on a label that the PC manufacturer
affixed to the exterior of the PC case, or on the bottom of a laptop.

To recover a lost Product Key:

If your system still runs, you should be able to use Belarc
Advisor from http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Product Key. (If you have a factory-installed OEM license, and
haven't since reinstalled the OS, the revealed Product Key is probably
of the drive image used at the factory and not your specific Product
Key; therefore, it probably cannot be -- and definitely should not
be -- used for a re-installation.)

If it was a retail license and you have proof of purchase:

How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;en-us;326246

If it was an OEM license, you should contact the computer's
manufacturer; although very few manufacturers/vendors keep records of
the Product Keys they've sold, it's worth a try before you have to buy
a new license.



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Post by Mark » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 02:44:04

Hi Bruce, itsa not installed yet, I just have the disc
 
 
 

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Post by Juan » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 05:04:14

It should be possible to get a replacement key from Microsoft with your
proof of purchase.

Lost the product key of an original XP Professional Setup CD
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
ional-Setup-CD-ftopict29737.html

Replacement of CD or Product Keys.
To replace a CD or Product Key, you must contact PSS. To locate the
appropriate phone number for your product, visit the following Microsoft Web
site:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;EN-US;CNTACTMS
( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;en-us;cntactms)


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>> Hi Bruce, itsa not installed yet, I just have the disc >>
 
 
 

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Post by S2V2aW5 » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 05:35:00

I bought Windows XP Home Edition OEM for a new computer I put together. The
older computer that I have has Windows XP Home on it too. My question is: the
older computer is not running smoothly and I want to format that harddrive
completely, could I use the product key from my older computer with the newer
OEM disk that I bought?

I do not want to do anything until I'm sure it will work.

Thanks,
Kevin
 
 
 

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Post by Bruce Cham » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 05:49:34


If you mean to use the new OEM CD and old OEM Product Key on the old
computer, and then use the new OEM CD and it's own new Product Key on
the new computer, then, yes. As I understand your question, you intend
to use the same CD, but two different Product Keys on two different
computers. The specific CD used for an installation is irrelevant (as
long as it's the same type as the Product Key); it's the Product Key
that actually represents the license.


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Post by Rock » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 06:17:28

"KevinB" wrote

Yes as long as the product key on the older computer is also for a generic
XP Home OEM version in the same language. CDs are not unique. They will
work with any product key of the same type.

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Post by ruen » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 14:53:57


Does the service pack version of the new OEM disc matter?
 
 
 

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Post by Rock » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 19:52:07

"ruens" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote



No it doesn't matter for a clean install, though it's best to use an
installation CD that has SP2 on it. If it's not you can create an
installation CD using it that has that SP2 installed in a process called
slipstreaming. Autostreamer makes it easier.

Slipstream

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
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Autostreamer
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

To get SP2:

Download Windows Service Pack 2 Standalone Version
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Order Windows XP Service Pack 2 on CD
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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Post by Plat » Wed, 20 Jun 2007 12:16:08


One serial number per pc.

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Post by ruen » Wed, 27 Jun 2007 16:07:26


Autostreamer made it very easy indeed :)
 
 
 

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Post by Rock » Wed, 27 Jun 2007 18:54:43

"ruens" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote

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Great, glad that worked for you and thanks for posting back.

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