Buy a legitimate copy and do a Repair Install with it. That will allow you
to install the bits appropriate for a Retail copy vs. the Volume Licensing
copy you have installed. At the end of installation it will give you the
opportunity to Activate with a legitimate Product Key.
Len Segal, MCP
Microsoft - MVP
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> ,i have a pirate volume licence copy of xp pro on my pc ,the one with
> the product key which has update blocked.
> I have flogged myslef for 6 hours solid with a rice flail as penance
> for piracy and would now like to convert this dodgy installtion to a
> legit copy without having to start afresh and reload gigabytes of
> stuff onto a newly formatted drive.
> What are my options?
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