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  • Question

  • Is there any way to determine the xp version (oem, retail, corporate,etc.)
    from product key ?

    Thank you



    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 5:28 PM

Answers

  • Hello IT Global Services,

    If you search this forum for the last group of the product key you posted, YTKKD, you'll find that it is the OEM SLP deployment key for Windows XP Pro that is used on Fujitsu-Siemens computers.

    This key will only be accepted by XP Setup being run from an OEM installation disc.  This key will not be accepted by Setup run from a Volume Licensing disc nor any retail license disc.

    This key will not be accepted by the activation servers for automatic online or telephonic activation.

    IMO your best option is to contact the manufacturer Fujitsu-Siemens to purchase a replacement recovery disc.

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 2:17 PM

All replies

  • "IT Global Service s.a.s. _" wrote in message news:939bde0d-5daf-4b0d-b0c1-bb325d38d318@communitybridge.codeplex .com...
    Is there any way to determine the xp version (oem, retail, corporate,etc.)
    from product key ?

    Thank you




    Yes but it isn't a consumer available method.  Only those who have the specific programs, generally only Microsoft employees, from Microsoft can search a Product Key database to determine the version.  A product ID (the three numbers or letters in the middle of it) is easier to determine the product type.  Again, however, the database of those codes are not readily available.
    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 8:52 PM
  • "IT Global Service s.a.s. _" wrote in message news:939bde0d-5daf-4b0d-b0c1-bb325d38d318...
    Is there any way to determine the xp version (oem, retail, corporate,etc.)
    from product key ?

    Thank you




    Post an MGADiag report here - we should be able to give you most details (and what the regulars here miss, Darin will be able to pick up on)
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 12:50 AM
    Moderator
  • Now I try to explain my case... :

    I have a desktop client Fujitsu shipped with Windows Vista oem + XP
    downgrade option.
    My customer, decided to install XP instead of Vista.

    In past days, the pc was infected by an invasive rootkit (tdl3) and the best
    solution to fix it is reinstall the o.s.

    Obviously, the customer has lost the original manufacturer installation cd
    and the pk label attached on the pc is for Vista.

    So I recover the XP pk with one of the well known tool and started a new
    installation from an XP oem cd but, when I tried to insert the pk, I
    received error related to non validity of pk.

    I tried to install from a corporate cd but the error still remain.

    The strange thing, is that checking the windows xp part number on the pc
    (before I reformatted) i notice that was an oem version (the word "oem"
    appear between number).

    So .... i don't understand why i'm not able to use that pk in an oem
    installation.

    I'm a little bit confused...

    Thank you for support


    <Noel D Paton> ha scritto nel messaggio
    news:af0ff7d0-176c-4701-9332-2c782aa9e293@communitybridge.codeplex.com...
    > "IT Global Service s.a.s. _" wrote in message
    > news:939bde0d-5daf-4b0d-b0c1-bb325d38d318...
    > Is there any way to determine the xp version (oem, retail,
    > corporate,etc.)
    > from product key ?
    >
    > Thank you
    >
    > Post an MGADiag report here - we should be able to give you most details
    > (and what the regulars here miss, Darin will be able to pick up on)
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed
    > Sloth



    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 11:50 AM
  • "IT Global Service s.a.s. _" wrote in message news:d242a64e-7b0d-4cc8-897c-81e4b002cb31...
    Now I try to explain my case... :

    I have a desktop client Fujitsu shipped with Windows Vista oem + XP
    downgrade option.
    My customer, decided to install XP instead of Vista.

    In past days, the pc was infected by an invasive rootkit (tdl3) and the best
    solution to fix it is reinstall the o.s.

    Obviously, the customer has lost the original manufacturer installation cd
    and the pk label attached on the pc is for Vista.

    So I recover the XP pk with one of the well known tool and started a new
    installation from an XP oem cd but, when I tried to insert the pk, I
    received error related to non validity of pk.

    I tried to install from a corporate cd but the error still remain.

    The strange thing, is that checking the windows xp part number on the pc
    (before I reformatted) i notice that was an oem version (the word "oem"
    appear between number).

    So .... i don't understand why i'm not able to use that pk in an oem
    installation.

    I'm a little bit confused...

    Thank you for support


    OK - if you post the Product ID (NOT the Key), we should be able to scare up some info that may help (have you tried Googling the whole ID?) If you post the last group of characters from the Key, that should also give us some more data. (The MGADiag report routinely posts the last 3 groups - so you're not giving anything away)
     
    I suspect that the problem is that the Key you found was an OEM_SLP one, rather than a COA Key, and such a key cannot be used with any other disk than the manufacturer's own recovery set.
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Proposed as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:32 AM
    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 12:11 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello IT Global Service,

    Noel's proposed explanation is much more likely, but there is an off-chance that your issue is related to the fact that there is a difference in the OEM Product Key algorithm for XP Pro between SP2 and SP3.  An OEM PK from an SP3 version of XP Pro might not be accepted by an installation CD at the SP2 level.

    You can test if this is the case here by trying to use an XP Pro installation CD that is at the SP3 level.

    • Proposed as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:32 AM
    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 2:08 PM
  • <Noel D Paton> ha scritto nel messaggio
    news:6cba27df-f5fa-4116-951c-0131508023c5@communitybridge.codeplex.com...
    > "IT Global Service s.a.s. _" wrote in message
    > news:d242a64e-7b0d-4cc8-897c-81e4b002cb31...
    > OK - if you post the Product ID (NOT the Key), we should be able to scare
    > up some info that may help (have you tried Googling the whole ID?)

    This is the product id: 76435-OEM-0011903-00117

    If you post the last group of characters from the Key, that should also give
    us some more data. (The MGADiag report routinely posts the last 3 groups -
    so you're not giving anything away)

    This is the last group of pk : YTKKD

    Thank you for help.



    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:44 PM
  • "IT Global Service s.a.s. _" wrote in message news:3e4f38b9-0f20-4a95-b7b1-9b1ace3a2fde...
    <Noel D Paton> ha scritto nel messaggio
    news:6cba27df-f5fa-4116-951c-0131508023c5@communitybridge.codeplex.com...
    > "IT Global Service s.a.s. _" wrote in message
    > news:d242a64e-7b0d-4cc8-897c-81e4b002cb31...
    > OK - if you post the Product ID (NOT the Key), we should be able to scare
    > up some info that may help (have you tried Googling the whole ID?)

    This is the product id: 76435-OEM-0011903-00117

    If you post the last group of characters from the Key, that should also give
    us some more data. (The MGADiag report routinely posts the last 3 groups -
    so you're not giving anything away)

    This is the last group of pk : YTKKD

    Thank you for help.




    The Key appears to probably be an OEM_SLP Key for XP Pro - C873T-F3X3M-9F6TR-J26GM-YTKKD (and no - I'm not giving anything away - it can't be used without the relevant certificates from the BIOS, and has already been well published on the internet)
     
    As for the PID, that confirms that it's an OEM install but I can't confirm either the edition or the language (possibly Pro/Italian?),
     
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 2:15 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello IT Global Services,

    If you search this forum for the last group of the product key you posted, YTKKD, you'll find that it is the OEM SLP deployment key for Windows XP Pro that is used on Fujitsu-Siemens computers.

    This key will only be accepted by XP Setup being run from an OEM installation disc.  This key will not be accepted by Setup run from a Volume Licensing disc nor any retail license disc.

    This key will not be accepted by the activation servers for automatic online or telephonic activation.

    IMO your best option is to contact the manufacturer Fujitsu-Siemens to purchase a replacement recovery disc.

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 2:17 PM
  • Thank you Dan , thank you Noel for your support.

    Best regards

    Saturday, February 19, 2011 11:09 AM