XP Upgrade Questions?

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  1. Glenn

    Glenn Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi,

    I have a couple of questions about Windows XP and the upgrade process.

    I have two computers. A has Wid 98 SE. B is a new computer that came with XP Home Edition. I just got one of the XP Pro kits. What I want to do is to replace 98 SE with XP Home, and replace XP home with XP Pro.

    Is this possible and how do I go about changing the XP home Edition to my other computer? I don't understand the whole activation/registration process.

    Anyone?

    Thanks,
    Glenn
     
  2. Thom B

    Thom B Stunt Coordinator

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    When you install Home on the 98 box, do the phone registration option. It will fail and you'll be connected to a rep. Explain the situation to them and they'll give you a code to register it.

    Thy're pretty reasonable about this kinda thing. I recently recycled an old box and threw Pro onto a new built box with no hassle. The process takes all of 10 minutes.

    T
     
  3. Steve_Ch

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    I THINK (but not sure), if your XP with the box is an OEM (such as ones that are bundled with a Dell, HP, IBM,...), you cannot move it to another machine. If it's a standalone XP, then you should have no problem.
     
  4. Glenn

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    Hi Steve,

    >>I THINK (but not sure), if your XP with the box is an OEM (such as ones that are bundled with a Dell, HP, IBM,...), you cannot move it to another machine. If it's a standalone XP, then you should have no problem.


    Oh no, this might be trouble for me. Is there a phone number to call Microsoft to ask them aboiut this?

    Anyone?

    Thanks,
    Glenn
     

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