Serial Key Problem
Posted 07 November 2006 - 02:43 PM
Posted 07 November 2006 - 03:22 PM
to keep pro...this is the only option
I tried talking to Windows support but all they could tell me was to buy a new key...
this would probably work as long as you get the same kind of XP home disk (look at the sticker with your product key...if it says OEM you'll have to get an oem disk of home)
If I am able to find a way to get a Windows XP Home Edition CD would I be able to install that on the computer and use my real serial key and fix everything
this is where it might get a little sticky...to my knowledge you can't downgrade pro to home like you can upgrade home to pro...you may end up having to A: install home as a seperate os and then remove pro B: back up all your important data...then format the drive and start over with the home disk
And if so how would I do this without losing all my data.
Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:20 PM
And if the later of the two, how would I go about that. Installing a separate OS and removing the other, or Backing everything up and formating.
Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:43 PM
Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:49 PM
Posted 07 November 2006 - 05:38 PM
The product key you have is only for Home. Pro has it's own key. Get a copy of XP home and there shouldn't be any problems with the key.
Edited by DaveC2003, 07 November 2006 - 05:41 PM.
Posted 07 November 2006 - 05:55 PM
Posted 08 November 2006 - 05:46 AM
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