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Does anyone know of any program that allows me to change my product key from volume license to OEM? I lost my recovery cd's and have used a disk that had corporate licensing. I tried to change the key using the activation utility that is pre-installed on XP, but to no avail. The keys are obviously different during the installation of XP, so I had to use the volume license key to install it and get the updates. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks guys.

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I have already tried that and it did not work. The error response was something like this, "Wrong key or maybe mistyped". I do know that I did not mistype it. I know there is a difference between OEM keys and Retail (volume license) keys. I think that because I installed a retail version, I have to use a retail key and that means that I can only replace that key using the above method with another retail key. I am still unable to change out the key with the OEM key on the computer. Thanks for the advice, though.

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Will this allow me to change it from Retail to OEM?

idon't understand what changes you expect ,i use a retail copy of xp to reload computers that were oem machines, all the time !
are you expecting it to change something besides the windows key!,i have never used the windows key changer program ,i have only ever used the method in my other post !

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