I don't know what they are talking about because I bought windows xp with it already installed in my computer. I am so sick and tired of all this bull *** going around. I feel like a criminal and I am not. How do I get rid of this damn blue star that is at the bottom of my computer reminding me that I am a fraud.
A few steps will get us underway:
Step 1 is to download and run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012, then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a response message in this thread.
Step 2 is tell us about the COA. Tell us:
1. What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center?
2. Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?
3. Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?
4. DO NOT post the Product Key.
Not sure what to look for? Click here: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.msp