Windows 7 Product ID

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by CanutoOnline, May 2, 2012.

  1. CanutoOnline

    CanutoOnline MDL Novice

    Feb 13, 2010
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    Hi to everyone, my question is very simple and I hope to get an answer as soon as possible:
    what does mean each number group that conform the Windows product ID; that to say, these string:
    XXXXX-XXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXX. For example, If a Windows is preinstalled on a new laptop or pc, the second group is OEM but if not, what should be this value and the rest of groups?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. prathaprabhumicrosoft

    Jan 20, 2012
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    Hello,
    00426-OEM-8992662-00497
    00426 - This one indicates the Windows 7 Edition (in this case it is Ultimate)
    OEM / XXX = OEM = Indicates the product type - Original Equipment Manufacturer (either purchased from a retail shop (OEM:COA / OEM:NONSLP / preinstalled universal key)
    8992662 - Indicates the brand name of the product key (mostly it is common for all OEM keys) will differ if it is other type of key.
    00497 - This will have your PC configuration stored and registered with Microsoft.

    Hope this clears you. :)
     
  3. MEAN_AS

    MEAN_AS MDL Novice

    Apr 28, 2012
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    Out of curiosity how do i find this info out if i have windows 7 Loaded ....

     
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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