Which XP Pro CD for a given Product Key. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a new Lenovo PC which came with Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Professional.

    I have installed a RAID card which means I cannot boot or use Lenovo's recovery utility - I must reinstall Windows from scratch.

    However, cannot identify which Install Media I need to use (e.g. SP1/1a/2/2a/2b/2c etc.) Is there a utility/service/person-at-Microsoft that will take my Product Key and tell me which Install Media to use?



    (P.S. I've had this problem with other PCs in the past, and expect to have it in the future, so a permanent/repeatable solution would be appreciated. Thanks!)
    Monday, March 31, 2008 2:11 PM


  • The product key affixed to your Lenovo PC is only valid with Lenovo's recovery media.  If you wish to configure a RAID, you'll need to purchase a new Windows XP license which comes with the proper CD.

    Monday, March 31, 2008 4:06 PM