Installing full version over existing trial version

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I have installed the trial version of the 64bit XP on my Dell PowerEdge 2800
    Server. It runs fine (looking forward to get more 64 bit software+drivers
    though...), so I have purchased a full version of the x64.
    Do I need to reinstall everything (reformat drives etc.), or is there a
    smarter way to keep this installation running indefinitely (by typing in my
    new serial# or something)?
    Guest, Sep 12, 2005
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  2. What you want to do is, boot from the CD and do a 'repair' install - for all
    practical purposes this works like an update, and yes - have that serial num
    ready. The initiated here, (great bunch) has a firm belief that you should
    do a clean install when going 'release'. With a server, I am tempted to
    agree. Personally, though, my humble desktop did absolutely fine by this
    approach. As to speculations on infinity, let's leave that to Bill's deal
    with destiny.

    Greetings, Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Sep 12, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Larry Guest

    Do the Repair AFTER the F8 for the Agreement. If a repair option shows up
    befor then ignore it.

    Larry, Sep 12, 2005
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