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Installing XP OEM using XP retail?

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Here's my dilemma. I am helping a family member out with their laptop. They had a OEM version of XP which was filled with viruses and junk. Instead of cleaning them all off I just reinstalled XP. Everything works fine now. I just need to find a way to use the OEM key instead of my retail key.


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http://www.cnet.com.au/downloads/0,2...555146s,00.htm
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post #3 of 6
You need an OEM disc for OEM key as far as i know

I don't think there is a way around that.
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post #4 of 6
That keychanger may work, just install with any random key and don't activate, then use the keychanger to change to the proper key, then acitvate it.
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Yeah, that could work ^^ But since it's Retail, the Retail is built in with the code. Didn't a key come with the laptop?
    
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I have an OEM key. It just won't let me use it when I install using the retail disk.

EDIT: also I don't have an OEM disk or I'd just reinstall.
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