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CCM Geek
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Convert XP Cd key to Registry product Key
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I have 4 compaq deskpro PC's that came with XP Pro. There are stickers on
the computers with the XP CD keys.

I want to take those keys and convert them to product ID's to replace the
current one on the registry.

Any ideas how to do this?

The current product ID in the registry is from my companys windows image NOT
the actual one on the PC's. The company is giving these to employees now and
does not want their VL key to be left on the PC's.
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GreenieLeBrun
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:39 am    Post subject: Re: Convert XP Cd key to Registry product Key [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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CCM Geek wrote:
> I have 4 compaq deskpro PC's that came with XP Pro. There are
> stickers on the computers with the XP CD keys.
>
> I want to take those keys and convert them to product ID's to replace
> the current one on the registry.
>
> Any ideas how to do this?
>
> The current product ID in the registry is from my companys windows
> image NOT the actual one on the PC's. The company is giving these to
> employees now and does not want their VL key to be left on the PC's.

The product keys on the Compaq would be Compaq specific OEM Keys and as such
are unlikely to work with a Volume Licence Key. You will need to find the
CDs that came with the machines and do a clean reinstall (some thing your
company should do for security purposes any way).
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David B.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Convert XP Cd key to Registry product Key [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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The proper method would be to use the Compaq recovery procedure. An OEM key
is not compatible with a VL installation.

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"CCM Geek" wrote in message

>I have 4 compaq deskpro PC's that came with XP Pro. There are stickers on
> the computers with the XP CD keys.
>
> I want to take those keys and convert them to product ID's to replace the
> current one on the registry.
>
> Any ideas how to do this?
>
> The current product ID in the registry is from my companys windows image
> NOT
> the actual one on the PC's. The company is giving these to employees now
> and
> does not want their VL key to be left on the PC's.
> --
> VOIP *is* user friendly. It''s just selective about who its friends are.
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Mike Hall - MVP
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Since: Jul 07, 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Convert XP Cd key to Registry product Key [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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The computers will have to be clean installed with the same version of XP as
appears on the COA stickers if the key codes on the stickers are to be
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"CCM Geek" wrote in message

>I have 4 compaq deskpro PC's that came with XP Pro. There are stickers on
> the computers with the XP CD keys.
>
> I want to take those keys and convert them to product ID's to replace the
> current one on the registry.
>
> Any ideas how to do this?
>
> The current product ID in the registry is from my companys windows image
> NOT
> the actual one on the PC's. The company is giving these to employees now
> and
> does not want their VL key to be left on the PC's.
> --
> VOIP *is* user friendly. It''s just selective about who its friends are.

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