Win ME was pre-installed when I bought my PC about 3 years ago. I have a product key sticker which is attached to the rear of my PC. My question is - when I have checked the product key details given by Aida32 and Belarc Advisor, although they give the same number, this number differs to that on the rear of my PC? I have never reinstalled the OS, it is as it was when I received it. Is this some kind of mistake?
Is it the product key or the license that is shown. I gather you have the license number on your machine. When I use Aida It shows the product ID and the License one is different from the other. However when companies put an OS onto a machine I don't think they use an OS disk to install it. I think they use an Image as it is very much faster. Therefore your product ID which can also be found by right clicking on My Computer and looking under properties is probably the same as many other computers manufactured by the same company.
I downloaded and ran Keyfinder which gave the same result as Belarc and Aida. I suspect it's as jazzypop says, the technician must have put the wrong sticker on the case. However as I have a valid product key in the event I may need to do a reinstall, I am not worried.
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