Licensing issue

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Licensing issue

Postby RD » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 08:16:23 GMT

In brief in would like to install a educational volume license version of XP
PRO over top of XP Home OEM version. Can this be done without having to
reformat and reinstall?

I installed the latter by mistake and now need to correct the installation
license. In case someone is wondering I own both copies.


Re: Licensing issue

Postby Ron Badour » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 10:50:25 GMT

I don't know if the educational XP Pro is an OEM or retail model.  An OEM 
version is designed to be installed on a drive without a system.  A retail 
version will install clean or do an upgrade.  I guess the easiest way to 
tell if you can do an over the top install is to put the Pro CD in the drive 
and see what choices you are given.


Ron Badour
MS MVP Shell User

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