upgrade xp home oem to to using oem cd

Discussion in 'Computing' started by @(none), Mar 8, 2005.

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    @(none) Guest

    Hello,

    A poor soul needs his XP home machine upgraded to Pro for about the OEM
    pro price budget.

    I'm considering using NTSwitch.exe to change to Pro then do a repair
    install using the XP Pro OEM media and then reactivating with MS.

    Any idea if this will work?

    thanks,

    Chris
     
    @(none), Mar 8, 2005
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    atec Guest

    google for the change of rego files , explains it all
     
    atec, Mar 8, 2005
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    @(none) Guest


    thanks,

    Does anyone have any less vague answers?

    regards,

    Chris
     
    @(none), Mar 8, 2005
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    atec Guest

    try it , or would you like one of us to do it as well ?
    google is your mate.
     
    atec, Mar 8, 2005
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    derek / nul Guest

    Why does he 'need' pro?
     
    derek / nul, Mar 8, 2005
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    @(none) Guest

    @(none), Mar 9, 2005
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    @(none) Guest

    Because his company is merging with a company that has a domain and when
    the system was quoted/sold to him he was working in a small office with
    nothing more than the reception machine and a laptop.

    regards,

    Chris
     
    @(none), Mar 9, 2005
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    atec Guest

    atec, Mar 9, 2005
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  9. Ive never had any problems installing XP pro oem over an existing XP home
    instalation.

    Darryl
     
    Darryl Attwod, Mar 9, 2005
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    @(none) Guest

    OK. I know about that one (WPAevents key) but didn't think of using it
    in this situation. Are you suggesting in more or less this order:

    1. Change to XP pro product key supplied with purchased XP pro OEM CD
    2. Use Ntswitch.exe to change home to pro
    3. Repair install using XP pro oem media
    4. Activiate with MS (fingers crossed)

    thanks,

    Chris
     
    @(none), Mar 9, 2005
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    @(none) Guest

    OK i've had conflicting reports from the net.

    I guess I will finding out or bight the bullet and do a clean reinstall.

    regards,

    Chris
     
    @(none), Mar 9, 2005
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    atec Guest

    pro doesn't need activation.
     
    atec, Mar 9, 2005
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    @(none) Guest

    Isn't that just the corporate site license version?

    I don't really use Windows but I assumed an OEM copy of XP pro required
    activation as well.
     
    @(none), Mar 9, 2005
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  14. none wrote:

    I was going to say, why not just do a clean insall. No screwing around then.

    Just backup the crap he needs.. and remember, no mater how much you
    backup, you'll always go "SHIT !!! I DIDNT BACK THAT UP!"

    ;)
     
    Pòg mo thòin, Mar 9, 2005
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  15. none wrote:
    [SNIP]
    That is correct, it is the _key_ that determines whether activation is
    required.

    Corporate keys do not require activation.

    Ordinary keys do.

    Hunt up a keygen program and generate one of each and see which beeps at
    you after 30 days.

    Cheers,
    Gary B-)
     
    Gary R. Schmidt, Mar 10, 2005
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    @(none) Guest

    I find it costs less to buy a new drive copy from existing drive than it
    does in labor and tears to backup/reinstall/restore.

    regards,

    Chris
     
    @(none), Mar 12, 2005
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