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19-07-2009, 11:14 AM
There's an XP Home COA on the back of my laptop, and I was given a retail copy of XP Home with SP3 and the setup rejected the product key on the COA. I was thinking since the CD is of a retail copy, then it will reject the OEM product key, right?

Well in that case does anyone have an OEM copy of XP Home? Preferably with SP3. I'll pay, of course.

Speedy Gonzales
19-07-2009, 11:17 AM
Thats probably right, because the key isnt for a retail version. Nope cant help with OEM Home, I'm using Pro. Altho if someone gave you a retail version without a key, then its probably in use / or not legit

19-07-2009, 11:29 AM
No, a friend just gave me a copy of XP Home SP3 retail CD to install XP Home on my laptop to complement the XP Home COA on my laptop. But since the COA product key is OEM I have now learned that a retail CD won't cut it!

19-07-2009, 11:45 AM
It's very easy to change it to an OEM disc... http://www.thetechguide.com/howto/setuppini.html

19-07-2009, 12:00 PM
Sweet, will try that jwil1.

19-07-2009, 05:02 PM
I have XP SP1 OEM not SP3. When I do it, I just use that then update the SP after.
Someone here might have an iso, if not I could upload the SP1 iso.

19-07-2009, 07:33 PM
Thanks pctek, I borrowed an OEM copy of XP Home SP2 from a friend. :)

20-07-2009, 09:25 AM