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    Hi all, Kinda crazy question but I'm not getting anywhere searching, I run a small hombased computer service and work on a lot of computers from time to time, But the thing is most run xp home or pro, a lot have the product keys on the side and a lot don't, any way to buy a cooperate xp disk or something where I don't have to keep calling to get new keys? thanks

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    Well

    ASFAIK

    If they dont have that little sticky thing on the side....

    Its not legit

    So......

    I suggest calling MS with your dilema...and see what they say

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    The corporate CDs are usually just for use inside a business and you pay a site license fee for how many computers you use it on.

    I don't really think that's what you're after.
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    They ain't got the key, you don't install.

    You do get little programs to recover the key from the machine itself.

    Hold on......<clickity click> yup.

    I've got it on my USB drive.

    It's freeware so I'll attach it.
    I've used it once and it worked.

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    Thats handy....

    Thanks

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    Well if you want to talk legally, u cant use a corp disk to reinstall Windows XP, infact if its a dell, gateway, or any other computer that doesnt come with an OEM disk. ILLEGAL... I find it as a good way of selling a customer a new copy of XP. Dont be one of those guys doing illegal jobs out of your house, it will come back to bite you in the @zz. Read Microsofts EULA it tells you everything you need to know about legal and illegal. Its also Illegal to take the product sticker off the side of an old box (even if u dont have it on there anymore) and adher it to a new box. I have alot of customers coming into my shop with no disks and no product keys, when I tell them they need a reload, they go nuts to find that the illegal copy that was sold to them by the out of the house tech was illegal. Thats when I hand them Microsofts number and tell them to turn that person in.
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    Just because it doesn't have an XP sticker or a sticker with the key on the case, doesn't mean its not a legit copy. If its built at a Mom & Pop shop, or by a family member or friend, they may have simply gone out and bought it off the shelf.

    Personally, I rarely put the stickers that come with CPUs or software on computers that I work on - I'd rather put their logos on my toolbox of geektasticness.
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    Personally, I rarely put the stickers that come with CPUs or software on computers that I work on
    So where DO you put them ???
    not much use putting 'em in a drawer somewhere

    I fit a new install, I stick the sticker on ............... they DID pay for it after all. plus, when they come back, the sticker is a LOT easier to find

    or do you copy it to an Excel SS
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    In the case of...well, case badges, I put them where I said in my post - on my toolbox. Yes, they paid for the parts, but since I ordinarily build for family and close friends (who don't pay for labour ), I keep the case badges as mementos of my geektastic exploits.

    In the case of anything else, I don't put keys on the outside of the case, because while the basic idea is not bad, there's a big flaw - ANYONE can copy it that sits near the computer. Ordinarily, I just hand over all the paperwork, manuals, etc., which usually includes whatever keys are needed.
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    Does Microsoft sell something similiar to a corporate CD then, but more towards the needs of a local computer store (that builds and installs XP on their computers)?
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