Windows Home Server Activation

compslckr

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I have been running WHS trial for a while now and I finally got the pop-up saying that I need to activate it in the next 25 days.

How can I do this? do I need to do a complete reinstall? or is there just an option to buy a license from MS and have it applied to my current install?

Thanks,
Zac


EDIT, if I try the windows xp reactivation trick (%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a) it says windows is already activated.
 

compslckr

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You can upgrade from the Evaluation version of Windows® Home Server to the fully licensed version. Boot your home server from the fully licensed Windows Home Server DVD, and then select Server Reinstallation. When prompted during Setup, use the product key from the fully licensed Windows Home Server DVD.

Note
All of your Windows Home Server shared folders and computer backups are preserved during an upgrade. However, you need to recreate your user accounts, reinstall any installed applications, and reset your Windows Home Server Settings.

Thats a PITA, why can't it just be like XP where you can change your cd-key at any time.

Oh well.
 
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