Is it possible to change the product key on vista to a retail version, from an OEM preloaded Key? RRS feed

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  • I just did a clean install on my pc. I lost my retail disk so i borrowed one from a friend which was from dell. it setup properly with the key preloaded. i tried changing the key from system properties which was accepted from microsoft but it immediately reverted back to the OEM key. Further to this I changed the product key through command prompt which ended with the same result. It said the key was updated but when i checked system properties, it was not. 
    Monday, June 13, 2011 6:27 AM