Replacing motherboard and possibly getting different hard drive and want to use current XP Pro RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am upgrading my motherboard and will need to reinstall a recently purchased and registered copy of XP Pro.  I have the CD and code.
    Friday, July 17, 2009 4:45 PM


  • Hello dmnks22,

    Is your XP Pro an OEM license or a retail license?

    If OEM your Product Key would be on a Certificate of Authenticity sticker affixed to the computer.

    If retail your Product key would be on a yellow-orange label affixed to the inner CD holder folder of your nice pretty retail package. On retail packages, the CoA is affixed to the package boxtop and does not have the Product Key.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Friday, July 17, 2009 5:08 PM