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Banki
02-23-2009, 03:27 AM
Hi All:

Some of you may know, some of you not. Everybody knows the widely recognized Windows XP and Windows Vista but the question is, how to choose the right version and especially it should meet your requirements. Isn't it.

Here, I have explained about the types of Windows XP and Windows Vista versions, if you could spend some time reading this tutorial you will understand what type of windows version will choose to your requirements.

Let's go on.

1. Windows XP

What is Windows XP?

Windows XP is the newest generation of the Windows operating system. Windows XP was released on October 25, 2001. Presumably, the letters XP come from the word experience, indicating how Windows XP has evolved from previous versions of Windows.

Windows XP comes in the following versions:

* Windows XP Home
* Windows XP Professional
* Windows XP Media Center Edition
* Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
* Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Some additional but less common versions of Windows XP are Windows XP Embedded and Windows XP Starter Edition.

How to identify the Windows XP Version using Product IDs

Windows XP Professional - Corporate

Windows XP Professional - Corporate/Volume requires Volume License Key (VLK) and activation not required.

You can view your Product ID by right clicking the "My Computer" and click "Properties"

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Product ID range

55274-640 to 55274-652
76487-640 to 76487-652

Windows XP Professional - Retail

Windows XP Professional - Retail requires a retail key and activation required.

Product ID range

55274-001 to 55274-338 and so on
76487-001 to 76487-338 and so on

Windows XP Professional - OEM

Windows XP Professional - OEM requires a retail key and activation required (This version normally comes with Branded PC's and it is pre-installed.

Product ID

55274-OEM
76487-OEM

Windows XP Home Edition - Retail

Windows XP Home Edition - Retail requires a retail key and activation required.

Product ID range

55277-001 to 55274-338 and so on
76477-001 to 76487-338 and so on

Windows XP Home Edition - OEM

Windows XP Home Edition - OEM requires a retail key and activation required (This version normally comes with Branded PC's and it is pre-installed.

Product ID

55277-OEM
76477-OEM

Windows XP Media Center Edition - Retail/OEM

Windows XP Media Center Edition Retail/OEM requires a retail key and activation required

Product ID

55274-365 / 55274-OEM
76477-365 / 76487-OEM

Windows XP Tablet PC Edition - Retail/OEM

Windows XP Tablet PC Edition - Retail/OEM requires a retail key and activation required (this edition requires a special hardware which supports onscreen touch pad)

Product ID

55274-360 / 55274-OEM
76477-360 / 76487-OEM

List of Windows XP Labels:

Windows XP SP0 CD Labels

Windows XP Professional Retail = WXPFPP_EN
Windows XP Home Retail = WXHFPP_EN
Windows XP Professional Upgrade = WXPCCP_EN
Windows XP Home Upgrade = WXHCCP_EN
Windows XP Professional OEM = WXPOEM_EN
Windows XP Home OEM = WXHOEM_EN
Windows XP Professional VLK/Corporate/Volume = WXPVOL_EN
Windows XP Professional 120-day Evaluation = WXPEVL_EN

Windows XP SP1 CD Labels

Windows XP Professional (SP1) Retail = XRMPFPP_EN
Windows XP Home (SP1) Retail = XRMHFPP_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP1) Upgrade = XRMPCCP_EN
Windows XP Home (SP1) Upgrade = XRMHCCP_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP1) OEM = XRMPOEM_EN
Windows XP Home (SP1) OEM = XRMHOEM_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP1) VLK/Corporate/Volume = XRMPVOL_EN

Windows XP SP1a CD Labels

Windows XP Professional (SP1a) Retail = X1APFPP_EN
Windows XP Home (SP1a) Retail = X1AHFPP_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP1a) Upgrade = X1APCCP_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP1a) Upgrade = X1APCCP_EN
Windows XP Home (SP1a) Upgrade = X1AHCCP_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP1a) OEM = X1APOEM_EN
Windows XP Home (SP1a) OEM = X1AHOEM_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP1a) VLK/Corporate/Volume = X1APVOL_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP1a) MSDN = X1APFPP_EN

Windows XP SP2 CD Labels

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Retail = ARMPXFPP_EN
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Upgrade = ARMPXCCP_EN
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition OEM = ARMPXOEM_EN
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition VLK/Corporate/Volume = ARMPXVOL_EN

Windows XP Professional (SP2) Retail = VRMPFPP_EN
Windows XP Home (SP2) Retail = VRMHFPP_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP2) Upgrade = VRMPCCP_EN
Windows XP Home (SP2) Upgrade = VRMHCCP_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP2) OEM = VRMPOEM_EN
Windows XP Home (SP2) OEM = VRMHOEM_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP2) VLK/Corporate/Volume = VRMPVOL_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP2) MSDN = VRMPFPP_EN

Windows XP SP2b CD Labels

Windows XP Professional (SP2b) Retail = VX2PFPP_EN
Windows XP Home (SP2b) Retail = VX2HFPP_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP2b) Upgrade = VX2PCCP_EN
Windows XP Home (SP2b) Upgrade = VX2HCCP_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP2b) OEM = VX2POEM_EN
Windows XP Home (SP2b) OEM = VX2HOEM_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP2b) VLK/Corporate/Volume = VX2PVOL_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP2b) SEL = VX2PFPP_EN

Windows XP SP3 CD Labels

Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File = GRTMUPD_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP3) Retail = GRTMPFPP_EN
Windows XP Professional N (SP3) Retail = GRTMPRMFPP_EN
Windows XP Home (SP3) Retail = GRTMHFPP_EN
Windows XP Home K (SP3) Retail = GRTMHKFPP_EN
Windows XP Home KN (SP3) Retail = GRTMHKNFPP_EN
Windows XP Home N (SP3) Retail = GRTMHRMFPP_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP3) OEM = GRTMPOEM_EN
Windows XP Home (SP3) OEM = GRTMHOEM_EN
Windows XP Professional (SP3) VLK/Corporate/Volume = GRTMPVOL_EN
Windows XP Professional KN (SP3) VLK/Corporate/Volume = GRTMPKNVOL_EN
Windows XP Professional K (SP3) VLK/Corporate/Volume = GRTMPKVOL_EN
Windows XP Professional N (SP3) VLK/Corporate/Volume = GRTMPRMVOL_EN

Source: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=226

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2. Windows Vista

Product IDs

X86.Starter = 89571
X86.StarterN = 89588
X86.HomeBasic = 89572
X86.HomeBasicN = 89575
X86.HomePremium = 89578
X86.Business = 89576
X86.BusinessN = 89577
X86.Enterprise = 89579
X86.Ultimate = 89580
X86.ServerStandard = 78438
X86.ServerEnterprise = 78440
X86.ServerDatacenter = 78443
X64.HomeBasic = 89581
X64.HomeBasicN = 89582
X64.HomePremium = 89583
X64.Business = 89584
X64.BusinessN = 89585
X64.Enterprise = 89586
X64.Ultimate = 89587

Windows Server 2008

X64.ServerStandard = 78439
X64.ServerEnterprise = 78441
X64.ServerDatacenter = 78442
IA64.ServerEnterpriseIA64 = 78444

Important Note:

There is no separate DVD for Windows Vista Editions except for Windows Vista Business and Enterprise Volume Versions. But many people assumes that separate version exists, only the product key decides which edition you can install.

In addition this page will give you more info about product ID and CD Labels
http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Product_IDs#MPC_list_-_English_locale

Thanks