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Old 04-07-2005, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm currently in the process of switching my computer OS's around..I just bought all my parts for my new computer and i was wondering if i can take the XP Professional i have on my old computer and put it on my new computer..im picking up xp home edition so i can give the computer to my sister..i think that i just have to take the new xp home edition and reformat the hard drive with it and have that activated with the new cd key so i can put the professional on my new computer..ty
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pretty much. Just boot the old computer off of the WinXP Home CD, and delete the WinXP Pro partition. Create a new partition and format it to put WinXP Home on it. Then you can boot your new computer off of the WinXP Pro CD and install it.

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Does anyone know the name of the program where it will tell you what your OS Cd Key's is.
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AIDA32 will.


http://www.sofotex.com/AIDA32-download_L9326.html
Download, install, and once in, look at the Licenses Section, it will have your XP Key, your Office, and whatever else.
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No prob.
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