is there any way to analyze a WinXpPro CD-key to tell if it was OEM or Upgrade?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by bkp57, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. bkp57

    bkp57 MDL Novice

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    thread title pretty much says what I need to do.

    I am working on a previously-thought-to-be-crashed computer with Windows XP Professional installed. I have it 99% working, but I cannot fix a problem with a constant crash that I believe would be fixed with a reinstall.

    However...

    my friend does not have the WinXP Pro CD used to install the original OS. If I can get to the CD key in the registry, is there any way to tell what type of WinXP Pro CD was used to install it? (OEM or Upgrade version)

    and...

    can anyone point me in the right direction as to where I might be able to acquire an unmodified image of the CD that I need?

    Thanks in advance

    bkp57
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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  3. urie

    urie Moderator
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    @ bkp57, if using CHKPIDS you need to edit and paste key into CHKPIDS-XP.cmd before you run it you can also use The-Ultimate-PID-Checker
     
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    38956 MDL Member

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    Or paste the key or keys in keys.txt then run CHKPIDS-XP.cmd and enter in "keys" (without quotes) when it asks you to enter the product key