Retrieving XP Product key RRS feed

  • Question

  • To whom it may concern:


    I am currently at a client site that has two product keys for XP machines, each of which are licensed for 20 machines. Some of the machines have been updated to XP, while the rest are using older MS OSs. Furthermore, there is not any documentation on to which product key was used to install any of the machines currently using XP. So, my question is, how can I retrieve the product key that was used to install XP on the machines?


    Next question, yet same scenario. While researching this topic, I came across a way to change the product key associated with the machine. Now, if I went around and on the first 20 machines with XP I came across and changed their product key to one of the beforementioned keys, will this satisfy MS's licensing? Or will this just add to the number of machines currently associated with this key?


    Thank you,


    Monday, July 9, 2007 8:02 PM