Windows XP Volume Labels?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jamal, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. jamal

    jamal Guest

    I have a question for your guys.

    My roommate had some friends over one nite and when the left so did my legit Windows XP Pro Retail cd, and like 7 computer games :(

    My pc is running like ass so I figured well ok, i still have my CDKEY, I'll just get one of my friends to make me a copy of his CD.

    Well one of my friends burned WinXP for me, the Volume Label is WXPOEM_EN, I had retail so i didnt think it would work but i figured it was worth a try. Wouldnt take my legit CDKEY. Just kept saying the CDKEY wasnt valid... Just for the hell of it I tried to make a keygen'ed key to see if it would work with that. Same error so I'm pretty sure its cuz its a retail key.

    So anyway I asked some other friends and one of them was like ya I have Winxp Pro but I dont know if its OEM or Retail. So I had him check his CD volume Label for me..

    WXPFPP_EN.. I think that was the volume label on my cd too but I cant remember.

    Just for s***s and giggles I had him check his computers PID. His product ID PID says OEM...

    I checked around efnet in some of the irc channels that offer Windows XP help and everyone said WXPFPP_EN is retail store but everyone found it odd his PID was OEM.

    Help.. Is this CD infact retail or what? I dont wanna format til I know for sure if its going to work with my CDKEY.

    Wonder if microsoft will replace the cd easy.. I need to format now though, my pc is all ****** up.


    Edited for Language
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    FPP stands for Fully Packaged Product ... in my opinion, it should be a retail version.
  3. allan

    allan Guest

    That's - ummm - quite a story. ;)
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
  5. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

    Arizona near the Grand Canyon
    Sounds like ur roommate as some shady friends
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Lock your room next time. The world is full of lamers.
  7. jamal

    jamal Guest

    Well it was a lil long but I dont know why you say its quite a story... Someone came over, jacked my CD. I'm trying to find a replacement and not having much luck..... And? It's a pretty simple story..

    If i wanted to use a pirated copy, i would just use the Devilsown so called Corp copy and a keygen..

    And yes my roommates friends are all shady. None of them work and they sit around planing how to get over on people.. There a great bunch.
  8. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    Anything over $20.00 value I keep under lock and key! I've seen thieves ranging from soup kitchen lines to corporate environments wearing suit and ties!
  9. Bluecat

    Bluecat Guest

    LAN thievery must be the worst! Although I've never had anything stolen, I did catch a guy writing his name on the bottom of my 8 port switch with a felt tip pen!

    I can still see it here.......umm.....Lefty......;)
  10. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Red Sox Nation
    Dial up good ol Billy Boy over at Microsoft. You have your legit key, so they should send you out a new CD. If it doesn't work, call again and tell them that it's scratched to all hell.
  11. jamal

    jamal Guest

    Do they charge to replace the cd?