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Is It Possible To Use Xp Pro Activation Key On Media Center Edition?

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If I can remember correctly, Windows XP Media Center was essentially the same thing as XP pro. I remember hearing about XP pro activation keys being compatible with the XP MCE. Does anyone know whether that's true or not? I've just ordered a replacement desktop for $75 on eBay, but it doesn't have windows, it has linux installed but comes with a XP pro COA sticker. I have an XP MCE installation disk and I just need to know if it'll work.

 

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I'm with CB on that.

It probably would be easier to get an oem XP disk and use your existing key for that than to find a working key for the MCE version

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I remember hearing about XP pro activation keys being compatible with the XP MCE.

The product ID in setupp.ini is the same for the XP Pro OEM and MCE CDs I checked, although MCE 2005 may differ (some disks, at least). A web search turned up quite a few reports of Pro installing with an MCE key. I think it couldn't hurt to try ...

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