How to determine the Type and Version of Windows XP

Which version of Windows XP  is running ?… Home , Professional or Media Center and if it’s Retail, OEM or a Volume License for large corporations.

Click on Start, then Run

Type sysdm.cpl and press enter

Under the Registered To Section , there should be a 20 Digit Number

The first Group of 5 Numbers Determines the Type of Windows XP , Match your code for your OS Type
55274 : XP Professional
55276 : XP Professional upgrade
55276 : XP Home
55277 : XP Home
55285 : XP Professional
76487 : XP Media Center Edition 2005
76487 : XP Pro Royalty OEM
76487 : XP Pro volume license (with ’640′ channel ID)

The second group of numbers displaus your Version , Match your number for your version

Second set:
007 : retail
011 : upgrade
OEM : OEM
270 : Volume License
335 : Retail
640 : Volume License
648 : Academic

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