Are XP Keys Interchangeable between versions?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by jpl327, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. jpl327

    jpl327 MDL Novice

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    I'm loading XP Pro SP2 onto my friends HP laptop which originally shipped with XP Home SP2. Can I activate with the key from the label on the laptop or do I have to use the key from the XP Pro install? Both keys are legit, I'm just wanting to save the XP Pro key in case I ever need it. The XP Pro is a retail version.
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    If it is an HP laptop, just use the HP oembios files and the OEMBIOS changer to activate..it will be OEM as original. The COA is not an option IMHO..

    See Stickies for both..the key is input automatically..
     
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