How can I tell if the license on my XP machine is a volume license or not? RRS feed


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  • Bluecollarit,


    You can visit the site for How to Tell here at:




    If you are having any issues with validation or activation please post your issues here and we

    can do a more in depth diagnostic for resolving the issue at hand.


    I hope this has helped!


    Lori MS

    Friday, May 9, 2008 10:09 PM
  • Looking at those pictures wont tell you much: What you need to do is find the Microsoft Genuine Validation Diagnostic Tool:




    THAT will tell you if you have a VLK version or not. If yours is VLK then it will say VLK:



    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0095.0):
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Online Validation Code: N/A
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

    Windows Product Key Hash: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.3.0.med


    Under Windows Licence Type yours will say VLK if it is so


    Also, if you did nto have to "activate" windows, you have a VLK version.


    PS: when you go to the microsoft website to download the MGA Diag tool, make sure you use the

    "Provide feedback on this article" form to tell them they are not helpful in the least.


    Here is a direct link to the file you want:




    That downlaods the MGADiag.exe file directly instead of plowing through all kinds of MS misdirection and other ____.

    Friday, May 9, 2008 10:27 PM
  • Bluecollarit,


    That is correct you can also use Microsoft's Diagnostic tool to display a more detailed result of the operating system

    and office installed.


    Next please run the Microsoft Genuine Advantage (MGA) Diagnostic Tool and paste your results back here in the forum. This will help us analyze what you’re experiencing so we may either provide you with a resolution, give you Knowledge Base (KB) articles for help, or direct you to another forum specializing with WU for assistance.  Please run the Microsoft Genuine Advantage (MGA) Tool by follow the directions below: 


     Download and run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 , then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum.


    Lori MS
    Friday, May 9, 2008 10:55 PM