Is there any way of installing Windows over a current working installation?
I have a computer with a Conexant sound driver. For many years it didnt
work because numerous windowsupdates werent compatible with the AC97 driver
and Conexant werent capable of producing a driver for my on-board sound
card, however new their driver was.
Suddenly two things happened. Despite Microsoft's inability to comeup with
any solution to their updates disabling sound on my computer and suggest any
cure, firstly the sound mysteriously started working. Then I got a
mysterious message telling me that I am using a now blocked volume license
and a consequently an invalid key.
I have spent years doing sfc /scannows, restores, repair installs etc
whenever the OS became a bit slow, some of which may have requested the
product key again and I am never particularly careful which CD I use to do
I now have the original restore CD for this manufacturer and want to install
the legitimate XP Home key over my present XP Home VLK installation in the
hope that sound will stay working. Is there a way of doing this or should I
just stay happy with the nag pretending to me that I am using a possibly
counterfeit copy of Windows XP
I have tried all known methods of changing the product key and none of them
have accepted the changed key on the underside of my computer as valid.