I have a key; which lock does it fit?
December 8, 2009 3:54 PM Subscribe
Is there a tool available that will tell me which version of Windows the product key on this sticker is for?
posted by flabdablet to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This second-hand laptop came with a completely erased hard drive (it looks DBAN'd). There's the remains of a Windows OEM sticker of some sort on the bottom. The 25-character product key itself is still perfectly legible, but the part of the sticker identifying the Windows version is ripped (looks like another label was put over it and then removed, taking half the Windows sticker with it).
I'd like to put Windows back on it, but the XP Home OEM installer I guessed at won't accept this product key. Before I go down the path of trial-installing every conceivable version of Windows one at a time, does anyone know of a tool (either online or downloadable) that will tell me which version my product key matches?