Microsoft "Channel ID"

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    pottzman MDL Novice

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    Hi all, i was wondering if anybody could help me gather some info regarding different ms programs and the "channel ID" of that program. In case you are wondering what "channel id" is if you go to menu->help->about in most ms programs it will display your Product ID in the format of XXXXX-AAA-BBBBBBB-CCCCC. The 'AAA' part is the "channel ID". I dont want the entire Product ID or your product key but just the channel id (AAA) number. If your program is OEM version then 'AAA' will show OEM. In this instance the channel ID will be the first 3 numbers (not including 0's) in 'BBBBBBB' part.

    Eg)

    12345-215-0123456-12345 or
    12345-OEM-0012345-12345

    So you could post for example
    Microsoft Office 2000 Standard Retail - Channel ID - 215 or

    Microsoft Office 2000 Professional OEM - Channel ID - 123

    Now these are just made up numbers but i was wondering if there is some pattern/structure to these numbers. Obviously the more results would help to identify any patterns and i shouldnt think this against the rules of the forum as this info isnt a serial number or serial key but just the version info
     
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    pottzman MDL Novice

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    #2 pottzman, Feb 19, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2015
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    Okay I'll start :biggrin: I will edit this post with consolidated information.

    Windows 98 Retail Upgrade - Channel ID - 005 -> 007

    Windows 98 Retail Full - Channel ID - 005 -> 025

    Windows 98 OEM Full - Channel ID - 700 -> 760

    Windows 98 SE Retail Full - Channel ID - 270

    Windows Me Retail Upgrade - Channel ID - 010

    Windows XP Pro Retail - Channel ID - 010 -> 085

    Windows XP Media Center Edition Retail - Channel ID - 365 -> 369

    Windows XP Tablet Edition Retail - Channel ID - 360 -> 364

    Windows XP Home Edition Retail - Channel ID - 010 -> 085

    Windows XP Pro VLK - Channel ID - 640 -> 647

    Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs - Channel ID - 640 -> 699

    Office 2000 Professional OEM - Channel ID - 983
    Office 2000 Small Business Edition OEM - Channel ID - 995

    Office 2000 Standard Retail - Channel ID - 005
    Office 2000 Professional Retail - 023

    Office XP Professional Volume - Channel Id - 640
    Office XP Professional Retail - Channel ID - 752
     
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    pottzman MDL Novice

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    Yeah I've seen that page. It is only referring to Windows XP. I am looking at any Microsoft software that uses the 25 character product key. Office, windows, Encarta, etc.
     
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    pottzman MDL Novice

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    Office XP Professional Volume - Channel Id - 640
    Office XP Professional Retail - Channel ID - 752

    Windows XP Pro VLK - Channel ID - 640 <----- everyone knows that one!