Can you upgrade from free trial to real version?

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have just completed installing the trial version of XP Pro 64 on a new
    system. If I continue with this and install a lot of software, can I upgrade
    to a full paid version without having to reinstall everything? In an ideal
    world, I'd like to just enter a new license key and continue on without
    having to do anything else.
    Guest, Jul 2, 2005
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  2. This works only if the media type is not OEM. If the media type is OEM,
    then you cannot upgrade the Eval, you would have to do a repair.
    So unless you are using MSDN or Volume media, this is not an option. You
    have to boot to the cd and choose to do a repair.
    OEM media will only upgrade other OEM media.
    You have to boot from the OEM CD to be able to upgrade or rather repair.
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jul 2, 2005
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