And the proper way is to use repair ..... and just pop in the new key was on front page and was in the forums ........ just use the repair option and it works fine .... dont reinstall with repair you wont loose any settings at all
1. Run regedit and go to: HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents,
on the right double click on "oobetimer" and change at least one digit of this value to deactivate Windows.
2. Choose run from start menu and type in this command:
%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a ( where %systemroot% is most likely C:\WINDOWS\ ) to get the activation screen and go to the second option which is activate by phone.
3. In the new screen choose the option to change product key, and type in the new product key ( corporate one only ).
4. Close that window, reboot your system and enter the command in step 2 for the second time to verify your activation , you should see "Windows is already activated".
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS