My summer job is working in a PC repair shop and we have just had a lady drop her laptop off and the hard drive is screwed. We just went to re-install the OS when we realized that we don’t know whether it is XP Home or Pro. We cannot access the HDD and the license sticker is so faded that you can only just read the key.
So my question is can you tell whether a key is for home or pro just by the key format?
Thanks alot, we managed to get hold of the owner he said it was XP home but we dont know what SP we tried sp3, sp2 we are now trying sp1
The hard drive is gone, dead, the BIOS doesnt see, we slaved it and managed to see that it was xp just as the owner phoned back.
All done, it wasn't home or pro but media Center. We looked at the label and compared it to other labels we have and a media center one looked similar so we tried it and it worked fine. Thanks guys