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Upgrade oem with non oem


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#1 Zestypanda

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 03:46 PM

Hi, I was wondering I bought a windows xp pro upgrade disk and I have windows xp home on one of my compters, the home edition is oem, the upgrade cd is not oem, can I still upgrade without trouble?

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 04:13 PM

"OEM" has two meanings/applications, with great difference...when applied to Windows.

System manufacturer and model?

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 04:28 PM

The computer is a Gateway mfubtx6tt lupdx420b

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:14 PM

My understanding is that OEM manufacturers...utilized the "easy upgrade" option with their systems, due to the volume licens that is in effect. Looking at Gateway's docuemtation, I'd be inclined to say that it can't be done.

I don't have any OEM systems so I can't really say that you cannot upgrade using a retail upgrade version of XP Pro.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292607 , see comments re upgrading MCE...it also is an OEM volume license (all MCE systems are supplied by OEM manufacturers).

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:28 PM

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