windows xp MCE 2005 geniune - HELP RRS feed

  • Question

  • With my notebook i bought genine windows MCE 2005 and i have sticker with serial key, on the botom side of my notebook,

    I had some virus problem and system had to be reinstalled. my friend who done that have installed me the pirat version with pirat key,

    is there any way that i can enter my key that came with notebook without reinstaling windows, or buying new one?


    Friday, March 30, 2007 11:31 AM


  • Amatic,

    Please follow these steps for assistance:

    Step 1 is to run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012, then click the Windows tab, click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into a response in this thread.

    Step 2 is to look on the computer or with the materials 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 COA.  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.

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


    Please post the make and model of notebook, too.

    Friday, March 30, 2007 4:15 PM