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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by compun00b, Jan 4, 2008.

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  1. compun00b

    compun00b Thread Starter

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    Hi all, just wondering what that number is under computer properties where it says "Registered to"

    Right click My Computer > select Properties ... under General TAB

    I'm pretty sure that is not the windows Key, so I'm really not quite sure what it is. I have used this windows key before, but the number that showed up here was completely different.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    The number is a Product ID. It identifies the windows version, license type, language, and other information specific to your CD key and hardware. 76487-OEM-XXXXXXX-XXXXX is Windows XP Pro, OEM, and is US English version.
     
  3. compun00b

    compun00b Thread Starter

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    so... would it still be genuine if i used my own Windows Key but I use a different installation cd?
     
  4. Dr. Chauncey

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    As long as it's the same version and neither the key or CD is an OEM version.
     
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