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Originally Posted by mbudden;12843299 
Very much so could be a problem. You won't be able to get your OS activated if you're trying to register it with a Retail key & vice versa.

There is a way to trick the computer but it deals with having to edit a .ini file to allow it to accept either a OEM or Retail key.

By all means isn't hard, just a little complicated by the sound of it.


Thanks for the suggestion and I guess staying up until 6am and getting up around 10:30-11:00am for the last copule of nights allowed em to look past this until I read your post... So Thanks! Plus one for you!

That was the issue and I was able to use the original Prod key. I downloaded the XP Home Edition x86 retail and Wasn't even thinking that this HP was loaded with an OEM version. Lesson learned!

Weird thing is that I had to delete the "I386" Folder within the old OS to get a complete and Full repair done on it. now it's fine...

I"M defragging the drive now. Going to check for and fix any bad sectors and make a Ghost 03 image. Verify that it works and burn it to the new HDD ready for the PC....

Today I learned how to Move Activation Rights from one drive to the next on a fresh install and to locate and move Registry files to aid in Registry corruption... Worked well and helped in the process.
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