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Used computer didn't come with XP cd, it's genuine, but I need CD. What do I do? RRS feed

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  • I bought this computer used from someone, and the XP on it is genuine. I need the windows xp cd. How do I get a cd? Or burn one? IDK
    Monday, May 31, 2010 4:11 PM

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  • Hello GS2000,

    This might be a better link:  http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4M7HWZ

    The license for XP that came with the IBM/Lenovo computer is an OEM license.  This type of Windows license is permanently married to the exact computer onto which it is first installed and cannot be moved to any other computer.

    That's why the current installation of XP is not genuine---it belongs on a Dell computer.

    So, to answer your question, No, the license that will be installed by the IBM/Lenovo discs is only good on the exact model of IBM/Lenovo computer you have and is not permitted to be moved to any other computer.

    If the license you have for Windows were a full retail license for XP, you would be permitted to move that license to another computer.

    A newly built computer will need its own license for the Windows that you install on it.  You can use an newly purchased systembuilder/OEM license, a newly purchased full retail license, or if you have one on another computer and wish to move it, an already installed and activated full retail license for Windows.


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    Monday, May 31, 2010 5:06 PM

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  • Hello GS2000,

    Please refer to the link below and run the MGA Diagnostics tool:

     

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

     

    You will be prompted to either “Run” or “Save” the tool. Choose to “Run” the tool and follow the on-screen prompts. You will receive an “Internet Explorer-Security Warning” dialog box for the “Windows Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool”; you must choose to “Run” this tool when prompted.

     

    Once you are presented with the Diagnostics tool choose “Continue” to run the diagnostic report. If the “RESOLVE” button is available after running the diagnostics, please click “RESOLVE” to allow the diagnostic tool to attempt a repair.

     

    1.      After running the MGA Diagnostic tool, click on the “Windows” tab and then click on “Copy”.

    2.      Please return to this post and “Paste” the results here for additional review.

     

    Next look on the computer itself, in the documentation you received with the computer or with your retail purchase of Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA).  If you have one, tell us about the C0A.  Tell us:

    1.  What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center, or another version of Windows?

    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 that may be printed on the CoA.

    5. Retail packages for Windows do not have the product key printed on the CoA, it is printed on the yellow orange proof of license label inside the retail package.

    Not sure what to look for?  See this page for reference:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx


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    Monday, May 31, 2010 4:20 PM
  • Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4FMQ2-FPD67-YVVFQ
    Windows Product Key Hash: M8pEFQgp8IajrAguTzybS94k7Zs=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-OEM-2255241-47433
    Windows Product ID Type: 3
    Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro
    ID: {1F6643BB-A6CF-4204-8FDC-7F39946DD20B}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.40.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-230-1
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Vista WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A
    Version: N/A

    Windows XP Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 0
    File Exists: Yes
    Version: 1.9.40.0
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: 2.0.48.0
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: Registered, 2.0.48.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-604-645_025D1FF3-230-1

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
    Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
    Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
    Active scripting: Allowed
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{1F6643BB-A6CF-4204-8FDC-7F39946DD20B}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.pro</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-YVVFQ</PKey><PID>76487-OEM-2255241-47433</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1214440339-1592454029-839522115</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>IBM</Manufacturer><Model>8187UN4</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>IBM</Manufacturer><Version>2AKT51AUS</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="31"/><Date>20050706000000.000000+000</Date><SLPBIOS>Dell System,Dell Computer,Dell System,Dell System</SLPBIOS></BIOS><HWID>46C23AE701846E72</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification><File Name="WgaTray.exe" Version="1.9.40.0"/><File Name="WgaLogon.dll" Version="1.8.31.9"/><File Name="OGAAddin.dll" Version="2.0.48.0"/></GANotification></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>3D00F1ABA21EF0C</Val><Hash>OrQvlWwYgPpNtBATMW2Hxtk/S5I=</Hash><Pid>81602-902-7848071-68870</Pid><PidType>1</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="A1" Version="12" Result="100"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  

    Licensing Data-->
    N/A

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    BIOS string matches: yes
    Marker string from BIOS: 12E0E:IBM|12DD4:Lenovo
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: Dell System,Dell Computer,Dell System,Dell System

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    N/A






    It is Windows XP Professional

    Yes it has "IBM" in black lettering

    Monday, May 31, 2010 4:32 PM
  • Hello GS2000,

    Technically the installation of Windows XP Pro on your IBM/Lenovo computer is not genuine because the installation was done with a Dell Operating System Reinstallation CD.

    IMO your best option to correctly cleanly install Windows on this computer is to order the Resuce and Recovery disc set directly from IBM/Lenovo.  Enter your product number at this web page and browse the model's home page for links to order the R&R disc set:  http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/homeLenovo.do


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    Monday, May 31, 2010 4:54 PM
  • Ok thank you.

    Also, I am building a new computer. I wanted to uninstall XP on this computer and put it on that one. Would this CD let me do that?

    Monday, May 31, 2010 4:58 PM
  • Hello GS2000,

    This might be a better link:  http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4M7HWZ

    The license for XP that came with the IBM/Lenovo computer is an OEM license.  This type of Windows license is permanently married to the exact computer onto which it is first installed and cannot be moved to any other computer.

    That's why the current installation of XP is not genuine---it belongs on a Dell computer.

    So, to answer your question, No, the license that will be installed by the IBM/Lenovo discs is only good on the exact model of IBM/Lenovo computer you have and is not permitted to be moved to any other computer.

    If the license you have for Windows were a full retail license for XP, you would be permitted to move that license to another computer.

    A newly built computer will need its own license for the Windows that you install on it.  You can use an newly purchased systembuilder/OEM license, a newly purchased full retail license, or if you have one on another computer and wish to move it, an already installed and activated full retail license for Windows.


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    Monday, May 31, 2010 5:06 PM
  • So there is no way of moving it to my new computer, and the process be free. What if I clone the HDD?
    Monday, May 31, 2010 5:08 PM
  • "GS2000" wrote in message news:bb10aa55-5fa9-43c9-875f-e16489d116f1...
    So there is no way of moving it to my new computer, and the process be free. What if I clone the HDD?

    NO.  When you purchase any OEM product it dies with the first computer it was installed onto and that computer was a DELL computer.  The IBM install is illegal and any other computer you would attempt to install it onto would also be illegal.  You want a copy of XP on the IBM, buy it as a retail version or contact IBM for a replacement CD and do a clean install on the IBM computer.  If you want XP for your new computer that you build, purchase a retail full version of your flavor of XP (Home or Pro) and install it.  No copying of OEM software onto more than one computer EVER!
    Monday, May 31, 2010 5:24 PM
  • OK that was all I needed to know, I am building a good cheap computer, and apparently the most expensive part is going to be the operating system.
    Monday, May 31, 2010 5:31 PM