Saturday, August 23, 2008

Installing XP OEM with a Retail key or Retail with an OEM Key

Well, after almost about two months, i finally got a chance to write a small post...

Last week I got a computer to install XP on it. But the XP CD was missing. I had only the box with the CD key. Eventhough I had XP Home OEM versions I could not use them since they do not accept retail version keys. I had to dig a little deep to find a way to install that. And finally it worked.

It is a very easy edit, yet not something that is guaranteed to work.