Change Windows 2000 Type on CD
Posted on 2006-05-19
I was reading this is somewhat possible for XP, but I have yet to read anything about 2000.
I have a retail CD of 2000 Pro. I have an OEM key on a machine that I'd like to use, but of course, retail + OEM key = no go.
So, I was wondering if there was a way to change something on the retail CD to make it accept OEM keys? I've read that changing the PID in the file SETUPP.INI to 51873270 (from 51873000) will cause Windows not to ask for a key, but I want to be able to put the key in.
Can this be done? If not I'll just remove it from asking for a key, because I'd rather use no key than a stolen one :)