Volume License Key change to Retail without repair/format
When I first built my computer I got everything from newegg quite quickly except my copy of winxppro sp1, which, came about a week later due to some difficulties on their end. During this time, i built my computer, and loaded it with a VL key cd so i could see if I had everything working ect. By the time my copy of xp came, i figured it didn't matter to install over, and used my copy VL copy that i had put on it and never opened the copy of xp i got and just shelfed it for the time being. Now that i realise VL copy is a royal pain with updates and the likes, i want to import my retail key into my computer over the VL key so i can do updates normally, but i have alot of things set the way i like, and lack room to back up most things even if i did want to format.
So, all in all, I've been looking for a way to change my key from a VL to a Retail so i can get updates and all.
So far, I've thought of copying the pidgeon.dll file and the other 'corporate files' that people normally copy from a VL cd, from my Retail cd, and doing a 'backwards' to retail conversion, but i figured getting some input on whether or not that's a good idea from here would be a good idea first.
Also, if anyone knows an easier way to make this 'conversion' that'd be great too, thank you all.