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WinXPpro - sold volume license software instead of OEM

By artjamz2 ·
I have been building my own computers for about 6 years now. Aout 2 years ago, I bought a few copies of Windows XP Pro for the 4 motherboards & other parts of 4 pc's I had bought over time to build four computers. I bought all 4 at different online stores at different times and I ordered all OEM software. THey sat in their boxes until I was ready to use them. In the meantime, my house got destroyed by Hurricanes Jeanne and Willma, in 2004 and 2005. A lot of things were thrown out and condensed into new boxes that weren't wet. When I installed them all about 11 months ago, I noticed that one of the CD's was a volume license software and not an OEM. By then, I didn't know who I bought that one from or even who the four stores were because of hurricane destroyed paperwork and computers and the fact that i always shop around for the best deal and use way more than 4 stores that sell software. Anyway, the volume license version activated ok and I had no problem for almost a year until I just received a Not a Genuine Microsoft warning the other day on the pc that has the volume license operating system on it.
My question is: What can I do to fix the situation? I really don't want to pay $130.00 for another OEM OS when I already paid $120.00 for this one which wound up being a volume licens edition instead of an OEM edition. Unfortunately, all of my receipts have been destroyed and I'm not sure which store I got it from. Can anyone help?

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about licence

by dtigerusa In reply to WinXPpro - sold volume li ...

Just call microsoft and tell them you have that windows install it belongs to you and it is giving you that error they will fix it for you

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MS used to upgrade these free if you turned in your vendor

by sgt_shultz In reply to about licence

so maybe you could just tell them your story and they would give it and upgrade.
if you right-click the warning star in your icon tray you can turn it off

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Re: WinXPpro - sold volume license software instead of OEM

by jop_expert In reply to WinXPpro - sold volume li ...

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