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My buddy's computer is not working. I want to re-install windows on it, but I'm not sure what version of Windows XP (home, pro, etc) the license sticker on it is good for. Is there a way I can tell? I don't want to go through the pain of installing it only to have it tell me that the code is invalid for the version I installed.

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Check the %windir%\system 32\eula.txt file. Scroll to the bottom of the document. If the old installation is unavailable, then you can't tell if it's been rubbed off the sticker. I'm on my cell, but I asked a similar question that I'll link to later

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Ah! I didn't see that the version (Professional, Home, etc) is printed on the license sticker :P Thanks! :) – user13743 Aug 13 '12 at 13:54

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