XP pro 64 bit

By eyemfedup2
Nov 6, 2008
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  1. just a quick question
    i have a unused copy of windows xp pro 64.
    i purchased it while in school.
    it actually came as a set with xp pro 32 which i have in use and really
    have no need for the 64.it is a student version.
    in wanting to keep things legal and all, does anyone know if its ok to offer
    for sale or trade?
    I'm sure someone would appreciate being able to get it and I've been out of
    that class for over a year.
    in this case i really have no idea if i'm allowed to make it up for offer.
    thanks
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,336   +49

    Speaking legally, you could only sell to another student. AND that would be if you were a student still....

    Under the circumstances it would seem you are no longer entitled to own, use or sell that copy.
  3. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 204

    win 64

    thank you reinrolling so ok there.
    will 32 bit software run on 64?
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,336   +49

    Some, perhaps most, but quite a lot of very common ones won't, especially games, and even MS office has problems, despite being in the MS approved for Vista-64 list (and dont forget, XP-64 is discontinued)

    BTW, the full definition of what rights you have to the OS software is in the EULA which comes with the shrink-wrap install CD and you should read that. (End User Licence Agreement). If you lost that, there is a text version called EULA.TXT in the folder c:\windows\system.
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