One thing I do when buying new computer hardware or software: I take a
closeup photo of each of the labels: COA, Product Key, Model Number, Serial
Number, etc, using the macro setting on my digital camera. This includes
the labels on the computer case (some are on the bottom) and also may be on
the shipping box. Then I download those photos onto my computer hard drive
for posterity. It may seem like overkill, but having those labels on a
backup disc saved my bacon at least once in my life.
"Rick Rogers" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> No you don't, but don't lose it either. If you should ever need to
> reinstall it, you will need the Product Key on it.
> Best of Luck,
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
> "Rizriz" <Rizriz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>I have installed my Windows Vista Upgrade and when looking through
>> that was sent to me to upgrade to Vista I noticed a bright red sticker on
>> packaging that reads:
>> The Certification of Authenticity (COA) label is attached to this
>> You will be prompted to enter the product key from the COA label when
>> installing this product. To validate your product, remove the COA label
>> affix it to your PC."
>> The question that I have refers to the last sentence on this label. Do I
>> really have to remove this label and stick it to me laptop? If so, where
>> do I
>> put it and why do I have to do this?