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MS-SQL 2008 R2 64bit Evaluation Mode to Full purchase

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I'm wondering if there's a way to easily install/input the registration/serial information for MS-SQL 2008 R2.  I was evaluating the software (we were using 2005 prior to this), and instead of having installed it as "express", we installed it in evaluation mode.  I'm looking to buy licenses for 10 users, but I can't figure out a way of changing it so it does not expire without having to dump the databases, uninstall, and then reinstall the software.  From what I'm told the key is imbedded in the CD/DVD?  In which case I thought a simple installation over top of the current one would suffice.

Any clues on how to get this done in a simple manner?
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1. BackUp the databases.
2. Uninstall the evaluation version
3. Install the full version
4. Restore de databases backups
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by:metazend
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Well, I knew this.  What I was looking for was an answer to wether it was possible or not to upgrade to a full version without uninstalling.
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