Would like to change from Win XP Pro OEM to Win XP Pro Full Retail... RRS feed

  • Question

  • Right now, I want to purchase a Win XP Pro Full Retail to change my current Win XP Pro OEM so I can prepare my entire computer to be upgraded.

    I just want to be sure that changing a Win XP Pro OEM to product key to a Win XP Pro Full Retail key is possible via http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/selfhelp/PKUInstructions.aspx without the need to re-install Windows XP Pro.

    Thank you again.

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0066.0):
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Online Validation Code: N/A
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product ID Type: 3
    Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro

    Wednesday, November 14, 2007 3:45 AM


  • Yes as long as your not going from XP Home to Pro or reverse.



    Thank you,


    Stephen Holm, MS

    Thursday, January 10, 2008 12:21 AM