XP Corp to XP Pro (reg)

H

hawk

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#1
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.
 

gonaads

Beware the G-Man
Political User
#2
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.
 

Reg

eXperienced!
#3
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.
 
H

hawk

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#4
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.
 

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