Home & Pro Cd-key

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by luish, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    is and original and legal XP home cd-key, compatible with an Pro installation ?
     
  2. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    ok !
     
  3. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    what are the main differences ?
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Your copy of Pro will have it's own key. If you have misplaced the key, you will need to contact Microsoft.
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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  6. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    ok, ty !
     
  7. Corvette

    Corvette Sauske!

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    What in thunder?! I thought that discussion of cracks, warez and serials was forbidden by forum rules.
     
  8. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    If you actually read the Forum Guidelines, they say:

    luish was not asking for keygens or cracks, was he? He was merely asking if a Home key would work on a Pro installation. There is nothing illegal about that.
     
  9. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    Enyo, isn't there an actual difference with the keys? Maybe I'm not wording it right, but a microsoft rep told me once that there is a difference between Corporate and pro. It was a year ago so I might be a little cloudy on it?
     
  10. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    Yep, that is it. Thanks!
     
  11. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    I have a legal Home Edition and all i wanted to know is if I can update with the same cd key to Pro....

    Where can I find a way to contact MS about it ?
     
  12. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    hmmm I dont know if theres a cheaper home to pro upgrade package..would be a good idea for MS...lots of home users out there...
     
  13. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    You can't update to PRO from HOME EDITION with the same CD Key You would have to Buy an upgrade due to the fact that there are different extra features in PRO. It's not just an easy change the Key thing and it's instantly XP Pro.

    This is a link to MicroSquish that lists the differences/extra features that XP Pro has that XP Home does not.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/choosing2.asp

    And this link tells you how much it would cost to upgrade to XP Pro from XP Home.

    http://www.microsoft.com/products/i...&content=2abf99cd-a5e4-469c-802e-55ca8ec542d5

    Unfortunately it looks like you would have to buy it at the same price like anyone else would if they were upgrading even though you have XP Home. :(

    Kinda sucks really.
     
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  15. Khayman

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    *joins in with the other mods*

    Buy XP pro, is the only way to go....ooh it rhymes