When I got a new server I downloaded Microsoft’s 60 day trial of Windows 2008 Enterprise as I originally ordered the standard version of Windows
and not the enterprise version – I thought when I get the key I will be able to activate it.
But when I got the new disk the key it was a OEM version (as it was bought with the hardware) which is a different key version to the download version.
I did attempt to ring Microsoft about what to do but they just put the phone down on me.
If there is a way to activate the 60 day trial version of Windows using a OEM key ?
Otherwise I will have to reinstall Windows.
I’ve tried pressing the "change product key" option but this will not accept my key.
I do have a genuine DVD copy of Windows Enterprise 64Bit (OEM).
Current installed Version (60 day trial) Version 6.0 (Build 6002): SP2