win2k w/o win2k cd, needs repair ?
Posted on 2008-10-10
I just got a computer from a cx and he got it from his old work company. The computer is running win2k and from what I seen with XP this pc needs to have a repair done. From my experience with xp when running a repair the key is needed. This is a custom built pc not an OEM (such as dell, HP, etc) With the OEM all I would have to do is put in an OEM cd and run the repair the key is built into the SLIC.
Well I got this 2k machine and have an old 2k install cd, but if I run a repair on this machine will it ask for the key ? I don't know the original key of this machine. If need by I will pull it out of the HDD. I guess I was wondering if I would put in a 2k cd and start a repair if it would go and take the key already installed on the computer and let the repair run.
The computer goes to the 2k screen and the box below fills up and it will start to get to the desktop and then reboot. I know it needs a repair completed. I'm not to sure how to go with this. I got a few ideas but just running the repair would be the easiest. Just curious if anyone has any other ideas. Thanks for everyone's help...