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Thread: Change Activation Key Windows Server 2008 Enterprise for Standard

  1. #1
    MarthaRoca Guest

    Change Activation Key Windows Server 2008 Enterprise for Standard

    Hello,

    We have a test Windows 2008 Server Enterprise, the server was activated but
    now we buy Windows 2008 Server Standard.

    Can I change the activation key without problem?

    The idea isn't reinstall the server, because the critical application is
    running now.

    Thanks for your help.

    Martha

  2. #2
    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: Change Activation Key Windows Server 2008 Enterprise for Standard

    Martha

    If I understand you correctly you now have a Windows 2008 Enterprise Trial installed
    with the activation key that was supplied with that Trial.
    Now you want to change that activation key with the new key that you got with the
    purchase of the Windows 2008 Standard version without disturbing the present Trial
    install .

    No . You cannot do that. You will need to uninstall the Trial of Windows 2008
    Enterprise and then install the newly purchased Windows 2008 Standard Edition and
    use the new key to activate your new install

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    "MarthaRoca" <MarthaRoca@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B61CF7E1-BC83-4C72-8915-9870D9D451DF@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > We have a test Windows 2008 Server Enterprise, the server was activated but
    > now we buy Windows 2008 Server Standard.
    >
    > Can I change the activation key without problem?
    >
    > The idea isn't reinstall the server, because the critical application is
    > running now.
    >
    > Thanks for your help.
    >
    > Martha



  3. #3
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS] Guest

    Re: Change Activation Key Windows Server 2008 Enterprise for Standard

    Hello MarthaRoca,

    Basically you try to downgrade the Enterprise to standard edition which is
    not possible. You have to reinstall.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
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    > Hello,
    >
    > We have a test Windows 2008 Server Enterprise, the server was
    > activated but now we buy Windows 2008 Server Standard.
    >
    > Can I change the activation key without problem?
    >
    > The idea isn't reinstall the server, because the critical application
    > is running now.
    >
    > Thanks for your help.
    >
    > Martha
    >




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