Windows® XP Pro OEM
How to Install Windows ® XP Professional OEM and state a number of issues during its installation. How can iYogi help.
OEM of Windows® XP versions are licensed together with the hardware with which they are purchased and it is noticed that such a copy cannot be moved to a different computer. OEM Windows® XP can be divided into two version that can be purchased separately with its hardware. It can also be installed with the hardware to an existing machine. It is noticed that this version may not be transferred to various other computers. An OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturers of computer equipment, for example Dell® and Gateway® that can activate software on the computer that these manufacturers offer. It is installed to clean hard drives and this states that the user cannot upgrade to an OEM version of Windows® XP. The user can also reformat their computer and install OEM operating system before that all the files and data should be stored.
Here is a detail information on Windows® XP Professional OEM and a number of issues.
- How to install Windows® XP Professional OEM?
- Compatibility issues
- Product key-related problem
How to install Windows® XP Professional OEM?
The user should insert the disc and restart PC. Now, the user should press the ‘Enter’ option to and click on to ‘F8’ key. The user should now follow the on-screen instructions to begin the installation. It is seen that after entering the information needed the system will ask for product key for that the user has to enter a code which is ‘MVF4D-W774K-MC4VM-QY6XY-R38TB.’ This code is used to preserve the OEM pre-activation and is used for Professional 32-bit. After this the computer will restart after the completion of installation.
It is realized that the user can only install Windows® XP Professional OEM version of an operating system to a clean hard drive. This states that the user cannot upgrade to an OEM version of Windows® XP. The user can only reformat the computer and then install OEM operating system. In such a situation the user while installing OS should backup all the files and folders.
After installing Windows® XP Professional OEM, the users require a product key that is needed to complete this process. This product key helps in preventing OS piracy. Such a problem is caused by faulty hard drives or damaged installation discs. The user can contact Microsoft® to find a replacement key.