Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



3001 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

Topic # 13486 12-May-2007 21:27 Send private message

The new box is running Windows XP Professional Pirated corporate edition which I installed for a test a week back.... The old Pentium 4 box is running XP Home, legit.

Today I bought another stuffed computer in a very nice case with the all-important XP Pro Licence on it (mainly for the licence, the case was just a bonus!) How do I put in that valid serial number to make it legit? I tried the usual method but it did not accept it.



Create new topic
4036 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 91

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 70539 12-May-2007 22:35 Send private message

The corporate version will not accept a retail or OEM serial. You will have to reinstall.




Devices: HTC One, iPhone 5 and Microsoft Surface 2.
Gaming PC: Intel i7-2700k @ 4GHz, ASUS P8Z68-V Pro, 16Gb RAM, Samsung 500Gb SSD, GeForce GTX 690, 2x Viewsonic 24" Monitors, Win 8.1 x64.

20 posts

Geek


Reply # 72856 30-May-2007 16:40 Send private message

you could try the magical jellybean keyfinder.

that may work!

Laughing

142 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 73255 2-Jun-2007 17:08 Send private message

It can be done,

You will need Windows XP OEM CD

Boot off it, dont choose the first Repair option but the 2nd one that comes up

Google it for the whole procedure, you wont loose any of you pre existing Windows Setup

BDFL
47930 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3540

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Reply # 73256 2-Jun-2007 17:54 Send private message

The OEM license is for that specific CPU and motherboard combination and valid for first use (the original equipment it was intended for) and not for other uses.

As this is very out of our Firum Guidelines I am locking this discussion.





Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by charsleysa on 20-Apr-2014 12:29 (116 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 17-Apr-2014 17:28 (735 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by Yabanize on 19-Apr-2014 21:59 (56 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


why does the tax payer have to pay for the prince and princess' 6 star holiday?
Created by joker97, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Apr-2014 15:49 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Whats the best wife friendly media centre?
Created by amorpeth, last reply by jonolynn on 19-Apr-2014 20:20 (14 replies)

Snap suffering Trans-Tasman congestion 18/04?
Created by Lias, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 19-Apr-2014 00:05 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Help ! Home business connection and VDSL dead. yikes.
Created by Scotsman, last reply by Scotsman on 17-Apr-2014 21:10 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Amazon Fire TV
Created by sonyxperiageek, last reply by freitasm on 19-Apr-2014 11:04 (205 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.