Revert back to basic windows xp

dumpy2

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ok, heres my question:

right now my pc does not have a legal copy of windows xp pro as my friend that helped me build the computer must have used a fake product key or whatever. so now i always get these prompts to purchase a new cd key. now i need to get a copy of windows because i am going to install a new mobo, and ive read its best to just do a fresh install of windows when doing this. anyway i don't ever use any of the pro stuff so i just want to get the basic xp, so i am just wondering how i can get rid of the pro stuff and just be able to buy and use a basic xp key. or i guess if it would work to just use a basic xp key and still keep the pro stuff would be fine too. thanks ahead of time for any info, i appreciate it.
 

dumpy2

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Thats what i am planning on doing but i was reading that you have to enter the same cd key for the windows that is already on the pc, so i just wanted to make sure i wouldnt run into trouble if i tried to enter a new cd key.
 

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