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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    XP product key? Can you still get to the Desktop?

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A correctly licensed version of windows will have the license key on the side of the pc case and will look like one of the stickers listed below




Retail Software COAs not able to locate my - coa_retail_11.jpg
Enlarge | View Previous Versions For software that is purchased separately from a computer through retail channels, the COA will be affixed to the top of the software packaging.
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Enlarge | View Previous Versions For Windows software that comes pre-installed by a large manufacturer (also known as an Original Equipment Manufacturer or OEM) on a computer, the COA should be affixed to the body of the computer. The COA includes the 25-character product key, which would be required if a reinstallation is neednot able to locate my - clear.gif>More Information clear.gif clear.gif coa_sysbldr_3.gif
Enlarge | View Previous Versions For Windows software that comes pre-installed by a small manufacturer (also known as a System Builder) on a computer, the COA is typically affixed to the body of the computer. The COA includes the 25-character product key, which would be required if a reinstallation is needed. Some System Builders include the Windows software with new computers but do not not able to locate my - clear.gifll it. These computers should come with Pre-installed Windonot able to locate my - clear.gifbr />More Information clear.gif Pre-installed Non-Windows Software COAs coa_oem_4.jpg
Enlarge | View Previous Versions For non-Windows software (Microsoft Office for example) that comes with the purchase of a computer, the COA should be included with your system recovery disc or Office Ready PC packaging.
More Information clear.gif clear.gif Refurbished PC Pre-installed Windows COAs coa_oem_6_mar.jpg
Enlarge Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers that pre-install Windows XP Home Edition for Refurbished PCs or Windows XP Professional for Refurbished PCs attach a COA to the body of the computer. The COA features the Microsoft product name printed near the top of the label and a 25-character product key, which would be required if a reinstallation is needed.


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