Hello I bought a computer from my company (500 people) which came with a windows XP cd key but no CD.
The tag on the computer says windows XP professional.
In order to reinstall windows do i need an XP professional CD or a corporate CD? I just dont know if the corporate CD keys are different and wouldnt work with an XP professional cd.
this is a headache but i have hope thank you for your help.
Thanks for the vote,
I hope the headache part isn't that you don't understand my instructions.
When you click Start, then Run and paste or just type-in the part in red into the box and click Enter, the end-user license agreement will appear. Go to the last line, skipping all the words and paragraphs. The Last line is what you are looking for. It will match one of the lines I have listed. The version of Windows is right above the line you see in the list I made. For example:
If you see:
This will mean you have
Windows XP SP 2 Professional Retail
and an XP, SP2 Retail CD is what you would need.
It all depends of the last line in the End User License Agreement.