Can a Volume License XP Pro SP2 CD be used for repair installs on ANY XP Pro PC ?
Posted on 2006-04-14
Can a Volume License XP Pro SP2 CD be used for repair installs on ANY XP Pro PC (except possibly those installed from a Volume License CD)?
The seller never mentioned that it was a Volume License version (about which I am quite irritated about) so it is returnable for refund.
The ONLY POINT of this question is about the Volume License part. I know for a fact that if were OEM or Retail Versions I could use it to do Repair Installs on **ANY** XP Pro PC (except possibly those installed from Volume License CDs).
BTW this is a new never Activated CD with MS logo on it. Which is 100% irrevelent. Whether it has been activated or not is irrelevant to doing Repair installs. One may have to call MS but it will still be approved.
This is a $120 purchase. Once I open the package (as for all SW sold in the US) it CAN NOT be returned. Hence if you are not 100% sure of your answer, please do NOT reply to this particular post.
Also, for the same reason, I need to know your source for your answer: Actual experience with a Volume License CD, a reliable web source (in this case please provide the link), or a reliable associate.
Regarding whether an SP2 Win Install CD can Repair a SP1 PC, do not address that issue because I know that it can do that. Again this post is ONLY about the Volume License part.