Re: Need product (not license) numbers from an XP Home SP3 retail disc
Try slipstreaming SP3 into the windows xp home version. Then burn a copy and
send it to them.
Some Guy wrote:
> In need of some help here...
> Does anyone here have a retail copy of Windows XP Home SP3 (32 bit)? I need
> to know the part number and/or product ID (which will start with an "x" and
> which may or may not be labeled as a part number or product ID) that is
> physically silk-screened onto the front of the disc...and possibly the set
> of numbers from the other side of the disc on the label around the hole as
> The part number is not the same thing as the license key. I wanted to
> mention that so everyone knows I'm not trying to pirate the software. The
> part number on every copy of XP Home SP3 retail (32 bit) ever printed is
> exactly the same. It's just like an SKU as far as Microsoft is concerned.
> Anyway, I've managed to get myself into a long distance corner with someone
> else's old XP machine. We ran an upgrade in place to get her current install
> up to SP3 but the new install won't take her pre-SP3 product key (even
> though we were installing the same version of XP) and Microsoft won't supply
> a working license key without the part numbers from the CD which neither of
> us have as she doesn't have the original installation media and the disc I
> sent her is burned from an ISO downloaded from the Microsoft Developer
> Like I said, the part number is not the license key. We aren't pirating. I'm
> just trying to get her machine re-licensed and re-activated and Microsoft
> won't help without the part numbers off of the disc. (There may be an
> additional set of numbers printed around the hole on the other side of the
> disc as well.) So...if you have or can easily lay your hands on a retail
> copy of XP SP3 and can post those numbers, it would be a HUGE help.
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