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Tell service pack by the serial number for windows xp

How can we tell what kind of service pack by looking at the serial number.

The reason I'm asking this question is just want to find out what window do I have, because I believe the Manufacture up grade my windows so I had no idea whether the windows xp pro or pro with sp1.
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r-kCommented:
Right-click on "My Computer" and select properties.

Otheriwse, Control Panel -> System

and they both tell you what system you have.
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sweatbeastCommented:
right click 'my compute' and select properties
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steinmtoCommented:
Start > Run > type winver.  Both above will also tell you the service pack level.
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cosol27Commented:
When you say 'serial number' I assume you mean the 'product key'

If so, all valid Windows XP Pro product keys should work with any XP Pro CD regardless of which service pack the CD has on it.
You just need to be aware that the keys are different (not interchangeable) between the Retail versions of XP and the OEM (Manufacturers) versions.

Hope this helps

CS
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yowwowwowAuthor Commented:
quoted " When you say 'serial number' I assume you mean the 'product key'
If so, all valid Windows XP Pro product keys should work with any XP Pro CD regardless of which service pack the CD has on it.
You just need to be aware that the keys are different (not interchangeable) between the Retail versions of XP and the OEM (Manufacturers) versions. "

so the Product key for the windows xp and be use on any service pack !!!

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r-kCommented:
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so the Product key for the windows xp and be use on any service pack !!!
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Yes, service packs don't change or affect the product key in any way.
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yowwowwowAuthor Commented:
THANKS
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mikebich47371Commented:
"so the Product key for the windows xp and be use on any service pack !!!"

???

Yes it does matter, if you have a product code that was released during SP1 and you are using a SP3 CD, it will not work. We experiance this all the time in our shop. That is why we have to have all service pack copies on hand.
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