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Change type of Windows Server 2003 license

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I redid a Servers 2003 box with either an OEM or MSDN CD (I honestly cannot remember). I tried the product key that was attached to the IBM thinkcentre (5 sets of 5 characters) and it said it was incorrect. The product type in the properties is:
69712-OEM-4211904-02036

Is there a way to change the TYPE of server license so I can use this key WITHOUT having to reinstall server completely?
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Tried that and said incorrect product key...
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by:Nik
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I don't think that you'll manage to use this key. We had Windows XP PC's from IBM with the same sticker and serial on it. Those keys never worked. Those keys were for OEM Pre-Install.
I would contact Microsoft regarding this issue.

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I ended up wiping and reinstalling the software.
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