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COA sticker OEM XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by goldtech, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. goldtech

    goldtech Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    A year or two ago I bought an OEM copy of XP PRO from a well-know
    retailer. Upon looking in the envelope now I see no COA anywhere. I
    see something called the COA barcode on the outside of the
    envelope..it's an XP Pro SP3 disk. Does anyone have any idea why no
    COA was included. Again I got if from where many think is the best
    place to buy this sort of thing - it has to be genuine, but I'm not
    undetstanding why there's no COA sticker. Any help appreciated.

    Lee
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    What did this well-known retailer tell you when you asked them about this?

    goldtech wrote:
    > A year or two ago I bought an OEM copy of XP PRO from a well-know
    > retailer. Upon looking in the envelope now I see no COA anywhere. I
    > see something called the COA barcode on the outside of the
    > envelope..it's an XP Pro SP3 disk. Does anyone have any idea why no
    > COA was included. Again I got if from where many think is the best
    > place to buy this sort of thing - it has to be genuine, but I'm not
    > undetstanding why there's no COA sticker. Any help appreciated.
     
  3. David Webb

    David Webb Flightless Bird

    Here's a how to tell article...right from the horse's mouth:

    http://www.microsoft.com/howtotell/content.aspx?pg=coa&displaylang=en

    "goldtech" <goldtech@worldpost.com> wrote in message
    news:b9e45425-3a89-4c8a-b6fd-9a7589594d2d@b7g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > A year or two ago I bought an OEM copy of XP PRO from a well-know
    > retailer. Upon looking in the envelope now I see no COA anywhere. I
    > see something called the COA barcode on the outside of the
    > envelope..it's an XP Pro SP3 disk. Does anyone have any idea why no
    > COA was included. Again I got if from where many think is the best
    > place to buy this sort of thing - it has to be genuine, but I'm not
    > undetstanding why there's no COA sticker. Any help appreciated.
    >
    > Lee
     

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