XP Corp to XP Pro (reg)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by hawk, Jul 21, 2002.

  1. hawk

    hawk Guest

    Hi all,

    I have tried to get a response in another thread but my posts seem to be overlooked. I hope someone might take the little time to respond and help me out. I would like to change my XP Corp edition to XP Pro (Reg) without any hassle and would like to know the best avenue to do this.

    I have a MSDN key on my Corp edition and would like to be all setup with XP Pro so I don't have any trouble when SP1 comes out.

    Please help me out,
    Thanks.
     
  2. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    So ya got a Developers Network Key?

    Did ya get it in a, ummmm... legit way? (Is it legal) :rolleyes:

    If ya did then don't worry about it.
     
  3. Reg

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    In order to change XP Corp into XP Pro, you will have to buy it!

    It is possible to switch XP Corp to Pro by using a valid (purchased) key, but Windows Activation requires that the disc used be unique (unique CD-Serial). If the CD you have was burned* or is the official XP Corporate CD, it will not activate because the CD is registered to a corporate license.

    * It is legal to burn a copy of Windows XP Corporate as long as it is being used in accordance to the EULA for Corporate users. It states that the OS on a PC under the corporate license can be installed from any disc (official or burned) as long as the PC has a valid, unique, and registered license.
     
  4. hawk

    hawk Guest

    Yes, I have a legit MSDN key that my dad paid 2000 for the Universal sub for but I was too impatient at school so I installed the illegit corp edition. I have since changed keys so that the legit key is riding with a corp edition. I do now have access to the MSDN XP Pro so that is all legit.

    I just don't want to find that I have to reinstall everything and I want the changeover to be painless. Will it be?

    Thanks.
     
  5. dijital

    dijital Guest

    if you're using a legit key, then you have nothing to worry about.
     
  6. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    SEE, I told ya.:D