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  • Question

  • Is there a seperate product key for

    windows xp sp1 and a windows xp home edition?

    Arn't they just all the same thing but sp1 a upgrade package?

    Saturday, June 10, 2006 8:41 PM

Answers

  • A Product Key is specific to the version of Windows XP you are installing.  For example, a "retail upgrade version" requires a different Product Key than a "full version".  Also, an OEM Product Key can only be used with an OEM Windows XP CD.  The service pack level is immaterial.
    Saturday, June 10, 2006 8:54 PM
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