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POSReady 7
To get the PID you’ll need to fill out a form and email it to . Microsoft will then send you a PID via email. The form requires the your CLA#  and the name of a Microsoft rep (contact your Avnet representative for this information and a copy of the form).

Once you get the response email with the PID, you enter it into a system after it boots.

POSReady  2009 (XP based)

For these licenses, the PID is not printed on the COA (Certificate of Authenticity). For these products, a single PID is printed on a separate flyer that is enclosed in the runtime license envelope (which can contain 1, 10, 100 or 1000 COAs). There is just one PID per envelope and the Embedded OEM can enter this single PID number into the image to permanently unlock it. The PID activation persists after sysprep. The PID does not correspond with the number on the license stickers and any number of systems can share the same PID. Additional PIDs acquired from subsequent purchases of runtime licenses need not be utilized.



Each runtime license envelope has a "Break the Seal" (BTS) Agreement. Breaking the seal to open the envelope signifies that the Embedded OEM Customer accepts the terms and conditions of the LTs. Once the seal is broken, the runtimes cannot be sent back to Avnet or Microsoft. Printed versions of the ALTs are attached to the front of the runtime license envelope. However, a copy of these documents can also be obtained from Avnet's Microsoft team or downloaded from the Microsoft Mobile & Embedded Communications Extranet (ECE).

Runtime envelope back     Runtime Envelope Front

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