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Which version of windows to download for a serial code

I have a serial code of a Windows XP (it is on the case), but i do not know which version of Windows to download. How could i find out from the running system which version should I download? Because ...
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Cisco support status lookup by serial number

Many vendors allow you to look at the support status of a device with no information besides a serial number. Does this exist for Cisco products?
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Accessing Acer SNID via Windows WMI?

Dell have been really helpful in making their desktop and laptop serial numbers available via WMI. Has anyone had any success in finding similar information about Acer computers, especially the SNID, ...
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Is a hard drive's serial number globally unique?

On Linux I can use smartctl to get a hard drive's vendor, model, firmware revision and serial number: # smartctl -a /dev/sdb smartctl 5.40 2010-07-12 r3124 [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu] (local build) ...
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Can VMWare ESX(i) pull the serial numbers of the physical hard drives of its physical host?

I just inherited a medium-scale Virtual Environment of just over 100 VMs on three different networks. Unfortunatly, my predicessor did not inventory the physcial hard disks utilized in my 19 physical ...
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Can't use Windows Server 2003 Dell serial key with normal Windows Server 2003 Standard Cds. Help!

I have here an old Dell Server with original serial key on the case. The server is damaged, so i bought a new one and wanted to use the licence from the old one. CDs are not included with the old ...
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Hardware Serial number

I'm wondering if there is uniqueness of serial number accross hardware manufacturer. For Mac address it's well know that manufacturer has prefix to ensure uniqueness. For Motors there is a unique VIN ...
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What software is available for managing software licenses and hardware serial numbers?

I have to manage an increasing number of software licenses and hardware serial numbers across a growing company. To date this has been done using spreadsheets but this is a particularly inflexible ...
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Purchasing hard drives with non-sequential serial numbers

I've always heard that you should not purchase hard disks with sequential serial numbers for any storage system. Now I find myself, for the first time, in a position where I need to purchase around ...
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How can I accurately determine the age of a hard drive?

Yes, if it's large, heavy, and only 65 Meg in capacity, you can assume it's ancient. An RLL controller would positively indicate the drive is from antiquity. What about drives that are only 3 or 4 ...