Microsoft OEM Numbers

I am no fan of Microsoft for a lot of different reasons which I won't go through here.  However, one of the things that I think is so insane is the silly OEM registration sheets that they ship with CDs.  Anyone who is thorough enough to copy a CD would certainly copy the OEM registration number.  However, the average guy who just files the CD away after a successful installation may very well separate the actual CD from the little sheet with the OEM regsitration number.  Fortunately just about any Microsoft OEM registration number will do.  So this web site is to help out people who have legitimately bought/received a Microsoft CD (OEM variety), but have lost their sheet with the registration number.  If you purchased your MS CD software separately (it did not come with your computer), you need to follow the link to MS CD Keys. That link may also be useful if you have current OEM software that uses the latest 25 character keys.

Can you help me?

I am now preparing a suit against Microsoft for misrepresenting their copyrights under the DMCA and so on. I also believe that their CD keys are primarily intended to defraud consumers from their legal rights to use the software (in the hope that they will lose the CD keys and have to buy another license, this time directly from Microsoft). So, I would like to include a class action suit of consumers who: If you are a U.S. resident (preferrably of upstate New York) and can document your purchases as above (what a pain), please send me an email at brian@brian.carr .name (take out the space). I will need your full name and address for inclusion in the suit (as a co-plaintiff). Eventually you will need to provide me with a signed declaration that you purchased the computer and the other things above (I will write up the declaration for you) as well as documentation of your purchases. Thanks for any help you can provide.

For OEM software (came with your computer), try this:

01000-OEM-0000-095-00000
(sometimes there are only four zeros in the last section)

This OEM number has worked with:

Please send me an E-mail brian@brian.carr .name (but don't forget to remove the space). if you find other CD's that it works with as it is very easy to type and often works.

Another easy to remember one you can try is:

11111-OEM-1111111-11111

It worked with:

Another easy to remember one you can try is:

01234-OEM-0123456-01234

This one worked with:

This first part of the OEM number is for the OEM ID. For example, 01297 is for Dell. It is rumored that any five digits should work.

Please send me an E-mail to brian@brian.carr .name (but don't forget to remove the space) if you find MS products that it works with as it is very easy to type and often works. One person had to use 01297-OEM-0123456-01234 to get Windows NT 4 server to install. Another you can try is:

12495-OEM-0000-374-25798

I am not sure what CD this is from, but I am compiling a list of all Microsoft applications that this OEM registration number works with. If you have a CD from Microsoft that was sold through a retailer, follow the link to MS CD Keys shown above. This OEM registration number has been used with:

09496-OEM-0009552-77303

works with:

Please send me an E-mail (brian@brian.carr .name (but don't forget to remove the space) if you find other CD's that it works with.

If the above doesn't work, you could try:

02097-OEM-0018642-83800

This OEM registration number has been used with:

17598-OEM-0035123-02122

or This OEM registration number has been used with:

If the above doesn't work, you could try:

15895-OEM-0001411-08586

This OEM registration number has been used with:

If the above doesn't work, you could try:

20695-OEM-0002667-77438

This OEM registration number has been used with:

For Windows 95 OEM there is:

00297-OEM-0018667-66666

This OEM registration number has been used with:

Another few to try are:

With Windows 98, there seem to be different keys for different production runs. Yuck. However, I only have a few OEM Windows 98 keys. Try:

Office 2000 Professional (service release 1) has adopted those terrible 25 character keys. Here are a few that I have:

If you find other Microsoft OEM CDs that these registration numbers work with, please E-Mail me at brian@brian.carr .name (but don't forget to remove the space).

For Office 2000 Small Business there are:

For Word 2000 try:

WPB69-HRK28-WYRJ9-FKK76-DGDC8

For Money 2000 try:

51611 OEM 3016756 16134

For Windows 2000 Pro, Server, and Advanced try:

RM233-2PRQQ-FR4RH-JP89H-46QYB worked with Dell Latitude and Israeli Copam

For Outlook 2000 and FrontPage 2000 and Works Suite 2001 try:

WK4BC-8C9GD-WRCKV-DV39P-T8JKG

For Windows Millenium try:

CD Keys for Windows XP Home Edition are:

CD Keys for Windows XP Professional Edition id:

If you have to use yet another registration number, you could also send me the number and product it goes with and I will post it here in case the CD case gets separated from the little sheet and you can use this page as an archive of the registration number.

Hope your reinstallation goes well.

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