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#1 RocknRollTim

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 03:50 PM

Hi all,

 

I would like to ask this question and hoping that someone knows the answer to. Are Microsoft part numbers region specific?

 

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 04:01 PM

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_install-mso_winother/use-of-product-key-in-geographic-zone/2e95301b-dd7e-4f6b-a251-723bf7bc5d8a



#3 RocknRollTim

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 04:45 PM

Hi SpywareDoc,

 

Thank you for your response including the link you provided to me. Reason why I ask is that I have normally seen Microsoft products starting with X as part of the part number, however I have seen Microsoft products starting with IR as part of the part number which apparently stands for Ireland, does it matter if I say buy a Microsoft product starting with IR or starting with any other letters as part of the part number if I don't live in that country?

 

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 04:08 AM

Update

Can confirm that Microsoft products are universal and will work on any PC regardless of their origin, part numbers start with X followed by 2 numbers followed by another 5 numbers after the first hyphen followed by another 2 numbers after the second hyphen I.e. X12-18659-03 translated as Windows Vista without Service Packs regardless of which version.




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