Product Key

  Bapou 23:51 02 Nov 2004
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Downloaded the jellybean.com file as advised on page 128 of PC Advisor (December) to seek out my XP Product Key.

Ran it, found it, discovered it's a different Product Key number to the one labelled as 'Product Key' on the top of my PC.

What's the difference?

  SANTOS7 00:17 03 Nov 2004

Why would you need to seek it out if its already on top of your PC?.........

  Diodorus Siculus 07:44 03 Nov 2004

It may depend on how the installation of XP got on the PC. If they simply cloned one disk onto another, then you will have a different product key. But when you go to reinstall windows, you can use your personal key as on the label.

  Bapou 11:41 03 Nov 2004

Thanks, sounds feasible. My computer came with XP installed from Time Computers so I wasn't doubting the OS was authentic.



SANTOS7 Out of curiosity really,plus, the label on the box is barely readable now. I had written that number down, but where? it's so long ago.
Anyway isn't curiosity all part of the learning curve in computers. It is with me.

  Bapou 11:42 03 Nov 2004

Thanks, sounds feasible. My computer came with XP installed from Time Computers so I wasn't doubting the OS was authentic.



SANTOS7 Out of curiosity really,plus, the label on the box is barely readable now. I had written that number down, but where? it's so long ago.
Anyway isn't curiosity all part of the learning curve in computers. It is with me.

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