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December 4, 2004 10:02:08 PM

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I have tried the OEM version repair install and it doesn't have one ....
only the full installation......... I want to have a legal version of XP
overite a version that isn't ( I bought one) I have programs and files on
the computer...... Can I delete one xp and put the SP2 OEM version on a
partition....Will this work ?

JG

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"Oh Lord, may I be directed what to do and what to leave undone. " (Fry)

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Anonymous
December 5, 2004 1:24:58 AM

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Exactly what procedure are you attempting?

Clean Installation, destroys ALL previous data:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/cleanxp.htm

Repair Installation, can be used to change a pirated Windows XP Pro to
a legal Windows XP Pro:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/repaxp.htm

If neither of those apply, give more details on exactly what you want
to do along with specifics on your current and desired version of
Windows XP.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


"JGM" <marxymarks@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have tried the OEM version repair install and it doesn't have one
>.... only the full installation......... I want to have a legal
>version of XP overite a version that isn't ( I bought one) I have
>programs and files on the computer...... Can I delete one xp and put
>the SP2 OEM version on a partition....Will this work ?
>
> JG
>
> --
> "Oh Lord, may I be directed what to do and what to leave undone. "
> (Fry)
>
Anonymous
December 5, 2004 5:50:22 AM

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JGM wrote:
> I have tried the OEM version repair install and it doesn't have one
> .... only the full installation......... I want to have a legal
> version of XP overite a version that isn't ( I bought one) I have
> programs and files on the computer...... Can I delete one xp and put
> the SP2 OEM version on a partition....Will this work ?
>
> JG


Not sure what you mean by "repair install". A generic OEM is certainly
capable of a repair installation, what it *cannot* do is /upgrade/ - it's
only capable of a clean installation (IOW, you couldn't use an OEM to
upgrade 98 to XP for example, you would need to format the drive and install
it clean).

In your situation, it would be best to back up anything you want to keep,
format the drive and perform a clean installation (I don't usually advocate
doing this, but I don't think you've much option).

What we have here (educated guess) is a case of the pirated version being
Pro and the legal OEM licence you have bought being Home. As Home is
considered a downgrade (which it is as it is lacking the advanced security
features of Pro) you cannot perform a repair installation because the
versions aren't identical. In this situation you have no choice but to
format and install Home clean.

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on salads.
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December 5, 2004 5:50:23 AM

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There have been rumors, comments, and innuendos that OEM versions CANNOT do
a repair install but will only reinstall everything back to the original
configuration. Meaning, of course, everything done in-between is lost.

The comments by JGM seems to support all those rumors and innuendos.

"Miss Perspicacia Tick" <misstick@lancre.dw> wrote in message
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> JGM wrote:
>> I have tried the OEM version repair install and it doesn't have one
>> .... only the full installation......... I want to have a legal
>> version of XP overite a version that isn't ( I bought one) I have
>> programs and files on the computer...... Can I delete one xp and put
>> the SP2 OEM version on a partition....Will this work ?
>>
>> JG
>
>
> Not sure what you mean by "repair install". A generic OEM is certainly
> capable of a repair installation, what it *cannot* do is /upgrade/ - it's
> only capable of a clean installation (IOW, you couldn't use an OEM to
> upgrade 98 to XP for example, you would need to format the drive and
> install it clean).
>
> In your situation, it would be best to back up anything you want to keep,
> format the drive and perform a clean installation (I don't usually
> advocate doing this, but I don't think you've much option).
>
> What we have here (educated guess) is a case of the pirated version being
> Pro and the legal OEM licence you have bought being Home. As Home is
> considered a downgrade (which it is as it is lacking the advanced security
> features of Pro) you cannot perform a repair installation because the
> versions aren't identical. In this situation you have no choice but to
> format and install Home clean.
>
> --
> Facon - the artificial bacon bits you get in Pizza Hut for sprinkling
> on salads.
>
>
Anonymous
December 5, 2004 5:50:24 AM

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Jerry;
It depends on the type of OEM.
Each manufacturer designs their own OEM CDs with the capabilities they
believe their customers need.

It is not "rumors and innuendos", it is facts that should be
researched by those with OEM so they know their own capabilities which
will differ form others.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


"Jerry" <NoSpamChiefZeke@MSN.com> wrote in message
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> There have been rumors, comments, and innuendos that OEM versions
> CANNOT do a repair install but will only reinstall everything back
> to the original configuration. Meaning, of course, everything done
> in-between is lost.
>
> The comments by JGM seems to support all those rumors and innuendos.
Anonymous
December 5, 2004 7:39:02 AM

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Jerry wrote:
> There have been rumors, comments, and innuendos that OEM versions
> CANNOT do a repair install but will only reinstall everything back to
> the original configuration. Meaning, of course, everything done
> in-between is lost.

You are talking about a set of 'recovery discs' which isn't the same thing
as a generic OEM disc at all. A generic OEM disc must be purchased with an
item of non peripheral hardware and has the following restrictions: -

1) Non-transferable
2) Support from vendor, not MS
3) Clean installations only
4) Cannot be used as an upgrade

Usually a recovery disc is restricted even further, as most manufacturers
count the motherboard as the computer so, if you change the motherboard you
would be required to purchase another Windows licence.

Of course, if he /has/ purchased a recovery CD then all he has is a nice
shiny coaster. Recovery discs are absolutely no use to anyone but the
original system owner. These days many recovery discs don't even contain a
version of the OS, they are merely 'keys' to 'unlock' a hidden partition
containing the OS files. Many are also BIOS locked.



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Facon - the artificial bacon bits you get in Pizza Hut for sprinkling
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December 5, 2004 11:41:17 AM

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Thanks.......You have given me the choices I needed to Know and understood
the problem.......Very helpful and thanks again....

JGM

"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
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> Exactly what procedure are you attempting?
>
> Clean Installation, destroys ALL previous data:
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/cleanxp.htm
>
> Repair Installation, can be used to change a pirated Windows XP Pro to a
> legal Windows XP Pro:
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/repaxp.htm
>
> If neither of those apply, give more details on exactly what you want to
> do along with specifics on your current and desired version of Windows XP.
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
>
>
> "JGM" <marxymarks@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o xY3K3l2EHA.3468@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>I have tried the OEM version repair install and it doesn't have one ....
>>only the full installation......... I want to have a legal version of XP
>>overite a version that isn't ( I bought one) I have programs and files on
>>the computer...... Can I delete one xp and put the SP2 OEM version on a
>>partition....Will this work ?
>>
>> JG
>>
>> --
>> "Oh Lord, may I be directed what to do and what to leave undone. " (Fry)
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 6, 2004 1:51:57 AM

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Your welcome.
Glad I was able to help.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


"JGM" <marxymarks@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks.......You have given me the choices I needed to Know and
> understood the problem.......Very helpful and thanks again....
>
> JGM
>
> "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
> news:o 8LBKro2EHA.304@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> Exactly what procedure are you attempting?
>>
>> Clean Installation, destroys ALL previous data:
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/cleanxp.htm
>>
>> Repair Installation, can be used to change a pirated Windows XP Pro
>> to a legal Windows XP Pro:
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/repaxp.htm
>>
>> If neither of those apply, give more details on exactly what you
>> want to do along with specifics on your current and desired version
>> of Windows XP.
>>
>> --
>> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
!