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More than 1 version of Win XP Pro?


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AznMystik

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Hi, I have a Sony Vaio computer, and as some of you may know, Sony computers dont' come with a windows xp cd, instead you have to create a recovery kit to reinstall windows. Well, I got my cd key using a key viewer and tried to do a clean install of windows using an original cd that my dad got from his work. However, it says that my cd key is invalid...even though when I go to the microsoft website to validate it, it says it IS a valid cd key....So I was just curious....is there more than 1 version of windows xp pro? And if so...how would I be able to tell what version I have?

Thanks in advance....and Hi to all, this is my first post!
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There are two editions of xp pro. The consumer retail edition which is for individuals and home users and which uses Product Activation, and then there's the 'Corporate' edition intended for companies who have many computers. They buy it direct from microsoft -- this does not require Product activation but does need a valid serial number. It's possible the serial code for the corporate edition cannot be used for the retail edition, and vice versa, though I cannot swear to that.
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OK, I'll take a look into that, thanks for your help.
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