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Anonymous
April 19, 2005 8:24:19 AM

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Hoping to avoid a complete reinstall of several workstations (XP Pro).

"Company A" is dropping a division of the company. "Company B" is absorbing
this division to include all workstations.
Company A understandably wants to keep all XP licenses that they purchased,
I believe these to be Corporate version licenses (not confirmed yet).
Company B is purchasing retail XP Pro licenses for these workstations. KB
Article 328874 provides instructions for changing a "leaked" volume license
to a legitimate volume license. Would this same procedure work in this
situation (volume license to retail)?

Thanks much.

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Anonymous
April 19, 2005 8:24:20 AM

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No, that procedure only works if the versions are the same.
A Repair Installation also called an In Place Upgrade is required to change
the Product Key for dissimilar versions:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/repaxp.htm

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"HappilyClueless" <noone@home.com> wrote in message
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> Hoping to avoid a complete reinstall of several workstations (XP Pro).
>
> "Company A" is dropping a division of the company. "Company B" is
> absorbing this division to include all workstations.
> Company A understandably wants to keep all XP licenses that they
> purchased, I believe these to be Corporate version licenses (not confirmed
> yet).
> Company B is purchasing retail XP Pro licenses for these workstations. KB
> Article 328874 provides instructions for changing a "leaked" volume
> license to a legitimate volume license. Would this same procedure work in
> this situation (volume license to retail)?
>
> Thanks much.
>
>
Anonymous
April 20, 2005 2:01:29 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

P.S. There is no "Corp" edition, you either have OEM, Retail or Volume
Licenses.

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"HappilyClueless" <noone@home.com> wrote in message
news:TJ%8e.66821$JL2.2230287@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> Hoping to avoid a complete reinstall of several workstations (XP Pro).
>
> "Company A" is dropping a division of the company. "Company B" is
> absorbing this division to include all workstations.
> Company A understandably wants to keep all XP licenses that they
> purchased, I believe these to be Corporate version licenses (not confirmed
> yet).
> Company B is purchasing retail XP Pro licenses for these workstations. KB
> Article 328874 provides instructions for changing a "leaked" volume
> license to a legitimate volume license. Would this same procedure work in
> this situation (volume license to retail)?
>
> Thanks much.
>
>
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