Windows XP is an operating system created by Microsoft in 2001. Soon after its release, it became the most widely used personal operating system in the world.
Even today, it has thousands of users, despite the fact that Microsoft stopped providing support in 2011. There are no new updates available for this operating system.
DO YOU NEED A SERIAL KEY TO INSTALL WINDOWS XP?
Windows XP has two types of licensing agreements.
1. VOL (Volume Licensing for Organization)
2. VLK (Volume Licensing Key)
If you have a copy of the Windows XP CD/DVD and you notice “VOL” written on it, you don’t need a Windows XP product key. You can install your copy of Windows without providing a serial key.
On the other hand, if “VLK” is written on your Windows CD/DVD, you have a retail edition of the operating system. You need to provide your genuine Windows XP product key to install the operating system.
WHERE IS YOUR WINDOWS XP PRODUCT KEY?
If you have the original Windows XP CD/DVD, the serial key is written on the box. If you can’t locate it on the CD/DVD or you don’t have the original CD/DVD, you won’t be able to find it easily.
Manually locating the Windows XP product key is nearly impossible because of the various encryptions that Microsoft uses. Therefore, your only options are the following.
WINDOWS XP PRODUCT KEY 32-BIT
Windows XP SP2 Product Key
Windows XP SP3 Product Key
WINDOWS XP PRODUCT KEY 64-BIT
HOW TO USE WINDOWS XP HOME AND PROFESSIONAL PRODUCT KEYS
To use a Windows XP product key from above, follow the easy steps below.
1. Click on the Start button
2. Right-click on Computer and go to Properties
3. At the bottom, click on Windows Activation
4. Now you’ll have an option to change the Windows XP Professional product key
5. Click on this option and enter your Windows XP product key
6. Wait for the wizard to complete the activation process
Although the keys above work like a charm, we recommend that you don’t use Windows XP these days.
It’s not updated, and therefore your PC will be vulnerable to hackers and viruses. Your data could be at risk if you operate your computer using Windows XP.