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reinstalled Windows XP from Sony RRS feed

  • Question

  • It did not ask for the key...where do I install it?

     

    Sunday, May 21, 2006 6:05 AM

Answers

  • If you restored a Sony computer using a Sony recovery disk, the entry of the Product Key is not required since the Sony recovery disk will only work with a Sony computer having a specific Sony BIOS.

    This method of protection is known as "System Locked Pre-installation," or SLP. SLP uses information stored in an OEM PC's BIOS to protect the installation from casual piracy. When installing a Sony OEM version of Windows XP, the Sony CD compares the PC's BIOS to the SLP information. If it matches, Product Activation will succeed. If it does not match, Product Activation will fail.

    Sunday, May 21, 2006 5:53 PM
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