Windows 2000 Serial Numbers
Posted on 2003-10-30
Organisation buys a bunch of second hand computers.
Valid licenses on them for Windows 2000 Professional but no CDs come with the machines. Hard disks have been wiped clean.
OK, no problem, get a Windows 2000 Professional CD and start an install. Get to license number and start entering the 25 letter code on the case. No joy. It won't take it. Try three times. Not interested.
So here's the question.
Are there differences in the Win 2K CDs for accepting serial numbers or what goes on here?
Note. I did get the system installed but that's another story.