Load XP Pro with an XP home product key?
Posted 01 August 2005 - 07:44 PM
Posted 01 August 2005 - 08:16 PM
No can do! The configuration is totally different, not to mention the OEM.
My question is can I use my XP Pro recovery disk from my Dell laptop?
No. Product keys are not interchangeable between the different flavors of XP.
We still have the product key for XP Home from the old computer but I'm wondering if that product key will work with XP pro.
Posted 01 August 2005 - 09:04 PM
Posted 01 August 2005 - 10:58 PM
Contact HP again and mention the Class Action Law Suit they lost.. They are being forced to supply proper restore/recovery cd's for every HP system they sold without one!!
Posted 06 August 2005 - 12:20 PM
I have a HP 533w-b pavilion running Windows XP home edition and I've had to do a system recovery on it just yesterday. Unfortunately, the recovery partition is corrupted and HP didn't provide recovery cd's.
I've contacted the legal office that is handling the US Class action and will post here their response as to how this applies to Canadians.
Phoned HP today and they want $50 to provide me with a set of recovery cd's. IF they can locate some for my model of pavilion.
Edited by adanaca, 06 August 2005 - 12:22 PM.
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