Windows XP Media Center

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Count de Monet, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. A friend of mine has a COA (OEM) for XP MCE 2005 but no disks.

    As I am running an OEM version on a Media Center PC I lent him my disks
    to install with his OEM COA.

    He tels me that the software will not recognise the key from his OEM COA
    on the lent OEM version of MCE.

    He also tells me that the OEM MCE COA WILL allow an installation of
    Windows XP SP2.

    What's happening?
     
    Count de Monet, Dec 15, 2008
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  2. Count de Monet

    Conor Guest

    Get him to install it using your CD key. When he activates, it'll fail.
    One of the prompts will be to enter a new key. He then enters his key.
    It may fail again, although it should work, and at that point he needs
    to phone the 0800 number to activate it over the phone.
     
    Conor, Dec 15, 2008
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  3. The COA that came with my disks says 'OEM Software' and did not come
    from a manufacturer. I built the machine and obtained the software from
    the same supplier as the rest of the components.
     
    Count de Monet, Dec 15, 2008
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  4. Count de Monet

    Conor Guest

    And that's why I said to enter YOUR key during installation.
     
    Conor, Dec 16, 2008
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