Windows License Key Change From Dell's to Volume
Posted on 2009-05-18
I don't ask a lot of questions so I decided to make this one worth 500 points :D
We use Dell's at my organization. The Dell's came with WinXP Pro SP3 installed. That was fine because the software we are using requests SP3 to be installed. The problem is we use Volume Licensing for XP at this location, So the normal procedure is to wipe every PC and install w/ our Volume License.
Here's the Catch. Our Volume License XP CD's are so old (Pre-Service Pack 1), that they don't install with this PC due to it's Raid 0 configuration. I sat with Dell and Intel Tech support and they all said that we need a SP1 or better image of the Volume License in order to install XP on the computer with this Raid Array.
So could I change the product key from Dell's most likely OEM copy of Windows to the product key for my Volume License?
The main reason is we are going to be creating an image of the first machine so using Dell's CD Key is not a real option. Would Microsoft provide us with a new version of the installation disks?