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Migrating Back to Windows XP Home Edition RRS feed

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  • I use a Xp Home Edition on my PC which was successfully validated. However I recently had to migrate to the Professional Edition and I received a message of Block VLK on attempting to validate.

    My problem now is that I want to go back to the Home Edition which my system was designed for and for which I have the COA on the PC. System restore could not take me back to the date of migration to XP Professional and my attempt to reload Xp Home Edition with the original CD supplied by the PC manufacturer also failed as i received a message that the installed Windows version is newer that that I am trying to reinstall and so the process failed.

     I want to know how i can get back my validation by migrating back to the Home Edition without losing my data files and installed programs.

     

    Sunday, May 21, 2006 6:31 AM

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