Re: Xp disc



xpo38
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
Okay, my father has the opposite problem. His HD died and I just bought him
a new one. He has the CD but does not have the cd-key. XP came installed on
the computer when he purchased it new (2001), but it didn't have the sticker
stuck on the computer like most OEM installations. I remember seeing some
certificate looking thing with foil looking cd-key. Is there anyway he can
get a new installation key to use with his XP cd by calling MS? He has the
original purchase order from the vender he ordered the computer from. Again,
I don't think it was an OEM install.

Thanks.


"BMR777" wrote:

> NO, Guys - He Wants to install XP on the SAME PC it was on before. I am
> assuming Windows XP Came Pre-Installed on the PC when you bought it. In this
> case you will need a Windows XP OEM CD. If you had Home Edition, you will
> need a Home Edition OEM CD, if you had Pro, you need a PRO OEM CD. You can
> see if you can track down just the CD online, or you can buy another OEM CD
> with Home and Code on E-Bay, re-install, and have an extra license key in
> case this ever happens to another computer, or you want to install XP on a
> new PC.
>
> Hope it Helps,
> BMR777
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Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
I'd encourage you Dad to contact MS and explain the situation.
Keep in mind if this is a retail-purchased Windows XP, the CD key is inside the original folder of the retail package (iirc, bright orange sticker). If OEM Windows, contact your vendor.

See the info & the MS phone numbers here
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/326246

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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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"xpo38" wrote
> Okay, my father has the opposite problem. His HD died and I just bought him
> a new one. He has the CD but does not have the cd-key. XP came installed on
> the computer when he purchased it new (2001), but it didn't have the sticker
> stuck on the computer like most OEM installations. I remember seeing some
> certificate looking thing with foil looking cd-key. Is there anyway he can
> get a new installation key to use with his XP cd by calling MS? He has the
> original purchase order from the vender he ordered the computer from. Again,
> I don't think it was an OEM install.
>
> Thanks.


Re: Xp disc