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  1. #1
    arche
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    Default Windows Activation

    ive just had a windows xp professional editional operating system running on my computer for the last few weeks. however, as it is only a trial version, im expected to buy a 'proper' copy if i want to continue with it.

    trouble is, i dont want to go formatting my hard drive, so is there anyway that I can change the product key to that of the one i just bought and have it fully activated for use in the long run without my having to reinstall everything again?

    thank you

  2. #2
    Spacemannz
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    Default Re: Windows Activation

    I doubt it. Trial version keys would most probably be different from OEM and retail keys.




  3. #3
    drb1
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    Default Re: Windows Activation

    Changing the key is not difficult.

    There are official and unnoficial ways to do this.

    I am not "personally" sure how this will behave with activation, some one may enlighten us.

    D.

  4. #4
    godfather
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  5. #5
    drb1
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    Default Re: Windows Activation

    Godfather,

    Rock is one, it is quiet good.

    How does the system behave when you activate it after?

    D.

  6. #6
    drcspy
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    Default Re: Windows Activation

    how about a 'repair' install over the tope of the existing system ????

  7. #7
    drb1
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    Default Re: Windows Activation

    > how about a 'repair' install over the tope of the
    > existing system ????

    Logically that should be fine .

    I have 1 reservation, demo load, and legit disk would there be an issue?

    D.

  8. #8
    Chilling_Silence
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    Default Re: Windows Activation

    Search google for:
    Change Product XP site:microsoft.com

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