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Buying retail genuine copy of XP Pro RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to convert my non-genuine windows XP pro to a legit license.  Can I simply pick up a copy at a Best Buy or another retailer, and solve the problem of the pop up and the welcome screen message?  Thanks!

    Glen
    Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:41 PM

Answers

  • Yes, you'll need to purchase a conventional "Full Version" of Windows XP Professional and use the new Product Key to change the non-genuine Product Key using the following program:

    The Genuine Advantage Product Key Update Tool is only valid for users attempting to change their current non-genuine Product Key to a genuine COA sticker or genuine Product Key - all without a reinstall!

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50346&clcid=0x409  

    Tuesday, June 20, 2006 3:54 PM
    Moderator
  • You only need the new and genuine Windows XP Professional Product Key.
    Tuesday, June 20, 2006 5:35 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Yes, you'll need to purchase a conventional "Full Version" of Windows XP Professional and use the new Product Key to change the non-genuine Product Key using the following program:

    The Genuine Advantage Product Key Update Tool is only valid for users attempting to change their current non-genuine Product Key to a genuine COA sticker or genuine Product Key - all without a reinstall!

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50346&clcid=0x409  

    Tuesday, June 20, 2006 3:54 PM
    Moderator
  • When using the Genuine Advantage Product Key Update Tool, do I have to have the old, non geniune serial number, or just the new one that comes with the new full version that I will buy?
    Tuesday, June 20, 2006 5:22 PM
  • You only need the new and genuine Windows XP Professional Product Key.
    Tuesday, June 20, 2006 5:35 PM
    Moderator