Using XP CD on more than one PC

By CatastrophE
Oct 23, 2005
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  1. Hey guys,
    Got a small Question.
    Once the XP CD is used on a PC can it be used on another PC?
    I'm asking this because i'm thinking of investing in a PC with some nice components and other stuff, but without an OS. :)

    M.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    You can use the CD to install XP on any number of PCs, but you can activate ONLY ONE.
  3. CatastrophE

    CatastrophE Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Right, thanx ^^
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    You can use the same CD to install and activate Windows on any number of computers as long as you have licenses for all of them :)
  5. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon Newcomer, in training Posts: 278

    its ilegal and u shoulkd be ashamed of yuorself
    u r down right stealing at least 150 usd from microsoft
  6. patio

    patio TechSpot Maniac Posts: 700

    He has nothing to be ashamed of as he is not installing it on more than one machine....

    He was asking if it was legal which is the proper approach.

    patio. :cool:
  7. CatastrophE

    CatastrophE Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Ok, let's get a few things straight.
    I havent actually DONE it, I was infact doing research on if it was allowed or not, since I was thinking of getting a PC that didnt contain an OS.
    Please do not accuse me of stealing, especially when I have made no indication of doing anything against the law, your direct accusation cant really be taken very seriously anyway, what with your attrocious spelling.
    as for everyone else, thank's a lot for clearing this up for me :)

    M.
  8. patio

    patio TechSpot Maniac Posts: 700

    Catatrosphe...

    Is this a newer machine than you are currently using ? ?

    If so you could transfer the OS to that machine, call MS and explain you have upgraded your MBoard and provide them with your original info and they will give you a new activation.

    You could then use the older machine to experiment and learn the ever-growing world of Linux many flavors of which are free.

    Just an idea.

    patio. :cool:
  9. CatastrophE

    CatastrophE Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Well I think I may have changed my mind on what I was originally going to buy, I may look for something custom built that I can add specific things to ^^
  10. patio

    patio TechSpot Maniac Posts: 700

    Gotcha,

    Good Luck and let us know.

    patio. :cool:
  11. CatastrophE

    CatastrophE Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Will do, thanks again ^_^
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