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Disc says Server 2003, contents are XP

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I.. I need an adult. I don't even know. Anyone have any ideas as to why this does this?

Seriously, no tricks here. The disc appears very, very genuine.
Video explains everything. Might need to stick it in 1080p to see the finer details.

 
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Server 2003 is xp.

You would have to use virtual pc/software to see it is real.
 
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I know it's based off of XP (or vice versa), but still.
I put it in a Dell PowerEdge 2850. It gives me the very familiar blue and white "Windows XP Setup". Disc contents have Windows XP readme files and such. There appears to be absolutely no reference to Server 2k3.
 

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I know it's based off of XP (or vice versa), but still.
I put it in a Dell PowerEdge 2850. It gives me the very familiar blue and white "Windows XP Setup". Disc contents have Windows XP readme files and such. There appears to be absolutely no reference to Server 2k3.
See what it says after it is installed
 
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Just do a quick vm test.
 

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Hmmm...I'll have to dig out my Server 2003 disc and see what it does.

Edit: Mine just says that this version of windows needs to be installed by booting off the disc.
 
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VM it and test
 
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Server 2k3 disc physically in drive (the same one that's in the video above), VM capturing local drive.




Very, very WinXP, it would seem



c:\> tree d: /f
Code:
Folder PATH listing for volume VX3PFPP_EN
Volume serial number is 00000076 1650:0155
D:\
├───DOCS
├───DOTNETFX
├───I386
│   ├───ASMS
│   │   ├───1
│   │   │   └───DEFAULT
│   │   ├───10
│   │   │   ├───MSFT
│   │   │   │   └───WINDOWS
│   │   │   │       └───GDIPLUS
│   │   │   └───POLICY
│   │   │       └───MSFT
│   │   │           └───WINDOWS
│   │   │               └───GDIPLUS
│   │   ├───1000
│   │   │   └───MSFT
│   │   │       └───WINDOWS
│   │   │           └───GDIPLUS
│   │   ├───2
│   │   │   └───DEFAULT
│   │   ├───5100
│   │   │   └───MSFT
│   │   │       └───WINDOWS
│   │   │           └───SYSTEM
│   │   │               └───DEFAULT
│   │   ├───52
│   │   │   ├───MSFT
│   │   │   │   └───WINDOWS
│   │   │   │       └───NET
│   │   │   │           ├───DXMRTP
│   │   │   │           ├───RTCDLL
│   │   │   │           └───RTCRES
│   │   │   └───POLICY
│   │   │       └───MSFT
│   │   │           └───WINDOWS
│   │   │               └───NETWORKING
│   │   │                   ├───DXMRTP
│   │   │                   └───RTCDLL
│   │   ├───60
│   │   │   ├───MSFT
│   │   │   │   └───WINDOWS
│   │   │   │       └───COMMON
│   │   │   │           └───CONTROLS
│   │   │   └───POLICY
│   │   │       └───60
│   │   │           └───COMCTL
│   │   ├───6000
│   │   │   └───MSFT
│   │   │       ├───VCRTL
│   │   │       └───WINDOWS
│   │   │           └───COMMON
│   │   │               └───CONTROLS
│   │   ├───70
│   │   │   ├───MSFT
│   │   │   │   └───WINDOWS
│   │   │   │       └───MSWINCRT
│   │   │   └───POLICY
│   │   │       └───MSFT
│   │   │           └───MSWINCRT
│   │   └───7000
│   │       └───MSFT
│   │           └───WINDOWS
│   │               └───MSWINCRT
│   ├───COMPDATA
│   ├───DRW
│   │   └───1033
│   ├───LANG
│   ├───SVCPACK
│   ├───SYSTEM32
│   ├───WIN9XMIG
│   │   ├───ACROBAT
│   │   │   └───FILES
│   │   ├───CMMGR
│   │   ├───DEVUPGRD
│   │   ├───DMICALL
│   │   ├───DVD
│   │   ├───EASTMAN
│   │   ├───FAX
│   │   ├───HPTOOLS
│   │   ├───IBMAV
│   │   ├───ICM
│   │   │   ├───SYMBOLS
│   │   │   │   └───RETAIL
│   │   │   │       └───DLL
│   │   │   └───SYMBOLS.PRI
│   │   │       └───RETAIL
│   │   │           └───DLL
│   │   ├───IEMIG
│   │   │   ├───SYMBOLS
│   │   │   │   └───RETAIL
│   │   │   │       └───DLL
│   │   │   └───SYMBOLS.PRI
│   │   │       └───RETAIL
│   │   │           └───DLL
│   │   ├───MAPI
│   │   │   ├───80
│   │   │   ├───801
│   │   │   ├───802
│   │   │   ├───803
│   │   │   ├───98MAPI
│   │   │   ├───98OMI
│   │   │   ├───DLL
│   │   │   ├───EX40
│   │   │   ├───EX40A
│   │   │   ├───EX40SP3
│   │   │   ├───EX40SP4
│   │   │   ├───EX50SP1
│   │   │   └───EX50SP2
│   │   ├───MODEMS
│   │   ├───MSGQUEUE
│   │   ├───MSI
│   │   ├───MSNEXPLR
│   │   ├───MSP
│   │   ├───NECKBD
│   │   ├───NECPA
│   │   ├───NECWPS
│   │   ├───OCTOPUS
│   │   ├───OEWAB
│   │   ├───PRINT
│   │   │   ├───BLAINF
│   │   │   ├───DTCINF
│   │   │   ├───ENTINF
│   │   │   ├───PERINF
│   │   │   ├───SBSINF
│   │   │   └───SRVINF
│   │   ├───PWS
│   │   │   ├───SYMBOLS
│   │   │   │   └───RETAIL
│   │   │   │       └───DLL
│   │   │   └───SYMBOLS.PRI
│   │   │       └───RETAIL
│   │   │           └───DLL
│   │   ├───RUMBA
│   │   ├───SETUP
│   │   ├───TRANSACT
│   │   ├───WIA
│   │   └───WMP
│   ├───WIN9XUPG
│   └───WINNTUPG
│       ├───ENTINF
│       ├───MS
│       │   ├───MODEMSHR
│       │   └───SNA
│       ├───OEM
│       │   ├───DIGI
│       │   │   ├───ASYNC
│       │   │   ├───ISDN
│       │   │   │   ├───BRI
│       │   │   │   └───PRI
│       │   │   └───REALPORT
│       │   ├───EICON
│       │   ├───EQN
│       │   ├───SPX
│       │   │   └───MPS
│       │   └───TIGERJET
│       ├───PERINF
│       └───SRVINF
├───SUPPORT
│   └───TOOLS
└───VALUEADD
    ├───3RDPARTY
    │   └───MGMT
    │       └───CITRIX
    └───MSFT
        ├───FONTS
        ├───MGMT
        │   ├───CIMV2R5
        │   ├───IAS
        │   ├───PBA
        │   └───WBEMODBC
        ├───NET
        │   ├───NETBEUI
        │   └───TOOLS
        └───USMT
            └───ANSI
Edit: Medium is knackered anyways.
 
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Probably for the best, as you shouldn't be installing either at this point anyway.;)
 
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VX2PFPP_EN is the volume label for retail XP pro with service pack 2b.

Yours says VX3PFPP_EN and I dunno what that one is....maybe sp3?

Can you take few more pictures of what the disk looks like?

 
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I was hoping for a more specific list of security measures for this disc, but I've checked everything on Microsoft's "How To Tell" guide and it's all pretty vague. It doesn't appear to be a sticker on top of the disc, which is one of the first things I checked.



Probably for the best, as you shouldn't be installing either at this point anyway.;)
Yeeeeaah. As soon as I saw "XP Pro Setup", I figured trying to figure out why this was happening would be purely for curiosity's sake.
 
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