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  • I have downloaded the trial version of WHS with power pack 3 I have Purchased WHS power pack 1 Can I use the trial version to install with the key recieved with the purchased version? Just trying to avoid all the updates

    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 4:28 AM


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  • Wednesday, January 13, 2010 5:53 AM
  • I haven't installed the trial yet I guess my question is will I have to go through the update process  of PP2 and PP3 anyway if I do install the trial first or should I just bite the bullit and start with PP1
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 6:41 AM
  • I suspect you haven't read the FAQ I linked to. As it tells you, it's not possible to use a product key from a purchased version to license the trial version. You must reinstall with the purchased software, and when you do so, you'll have to install Power Pack 2 and 3 on your purchased version. Not that this is a problem, if you leave automatic updates turned on.

    And Power Packs 1 through 3 are rolled up in the trial software you downloaded, so you won't need to install them.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 3:43 PM