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  • I am using Windows media center 2002, and i have another pc with the same os. I can't use the product code from the pc that is valid.  Can i do this?
    Tuesday, April 3, 2007 11:42 PM


  • ctheking,

    Please follow these steps for assistance (please do for both computers):

    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


    If you are asking if you can use the same Product Key on two computers, the answer is No.

    Wednesday, April 4, 2007 5:31 PM