Which version of XP can I use with IBM Key

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by robby2k9, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. robby2k9

    robby2k9 MDL Novice

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    I have been given a dud IBM PC (Hard Drive dead).
    I have found the xp key that IBM uses on the web, & I have the key on the xp licence stuck to the machine.
    Will xp Retail, VL or OEM work with either of these keys?
    If not can I modify one of them to work.
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    OEM works with that key but OEM:SLP is to prefer.

    Just download an oemxp cd and install.. or make it oem:slp first which is better.
     
  3. robby2k9

    robby2k9 MDL Novice

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    Which one, the one on the Microsoft/IBM coa sticker or the one they actually use on their PCs, they're different.
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    They should be different, as one is OEM:COA and one is OEM:SLP key.... use the SLP one with the proper oembios set...
     
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  5. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Just like tito said.

    Find which string your bios has and find it in the oembios archive and use the oem:slp key.
    First you need to make it a oemcd (if its not already).