Student Edition Pro SP3 -> OEM/Corp SP3? + Activation

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Dimsum, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Dimsum

    Dimsum MDL Novice

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    So i installed a Student edition of XP Pro with SP3 a year ago and of course Microsoft started blacklisting this version So I got screwed with updates validation fails on WMP/MS software etc.

    Is there a way to go from Pro Student Edition SP3 to OEM / Corp without reinstalling?

    Also which is better to use and why - OEM or Corp version?

    What is the best method available for beating the activation issue without hardmoding my motherboard?
     
  2. camille93

    camille93 MDL Novice

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    Win XP Student Edition = Win XP Corporate
    You should be able to use any non-blacklisted Volume License Key.
     
  3. 25Cents

    25Cents MDL Novice

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    I was under the impression that student editions don't need verification, I guess that is not true now. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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  5. Dimsum

    Dimsum MDL Novice

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    #5 Dimsum, Jul 30, 2009
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    When I run the Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool - under Validation Status it says "Geographically Blocked PID" which is correct given that MS is blocking Student Editions outside of the US.

    I'm using a desktop system that i built and it has an MSI motherboard. I don't have problems with flashing etc, but its just that I am not working right now so dont have money to get a new MB incase I screw anything up, so i'd rather not risk it and given that the system is 5 years old I'd rather not mess with it. I was just hoping there was a soft mod method like the Vista/7 act*vators.

    I have that old Windows Keygen which generates numbers for XP PRO, XP PRO VLK, SERVER 2003 VLK and OFFICE XP. If I generate a number with that would it be fine?

    In this particular Keygen, it has a Product ID range:

    640-0
    640-999999

    What are the specific prefix numbers and ranges to get a valid VLK number?
     
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