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Get info based on XP Key

Msg#: 4171566 posted 3:02 pm on Jul 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

I have an inherited HP laptop with a legit windows XP key on the bottom of it, but the machine was formatted due to bloat, problems etc....and of course no one knows where the original XP disc is. :-)

So my question is this...is there a way to find out what install disc I need for this machine, based on the product key?




Msg#: 4171566 posted 3:18 pm on Jul 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

OK, nevermind, had a bit of a brain freeze. Based on the machine, there's a good chance that its XP Home...the reason I had problems was I was trying to install XP Pro on the machine. Will get a copy of Home. :-)


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Msg#: 4171566 posted 3:32 pm on Jul 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

The OEM sticker with the key on it should say Pro on Home on it.

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