I have three seperate Windows XP pro COA OEM licensed machines and I need to put W2K pro on instead

Posted on 2006-03-31
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Is the license backwards compatible?
Question by:chitchcock
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    Volume licensing is backward compatible, but OEM licensing is not.
    However, I doubt a Microsoft representative would give you a hard time if you are in possession of legitimate XP licenses.


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    Great, Thx.
    Thats all I needed.  CHUCK
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    by:Rob Williams
    Thanks Chuck,

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