unsure, advice welcome

  rambus 23:13 06 Mar 2004

my pc is due for retirement shortley and i am going to purchase one without a operating system installed. therefore can i put this machines xp installation disc in my new machine which will be secondhand but which will have had xp in when new or will it offend mr gates.
your thoughts welcome.

  spuds 23:25 06 Mar 2004

In theory-No.XP disc is for first one original computer only.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 23:26 06 Mar 2004

I've loaded them on different computers (upgrades).


  Forum Editor 01:30 07 Mar 2004

to run the software on more than one machine you can do what you propose. Your licence for Windows XP is for one machine only, and it's up to you to decide which machine that is. You must remove it from your old computer though.

  rambus 05:19 07 Mar 2004

thanks for your advice, i feel more at ease now. i will only be running that licence on my new machine. thanks again for clarifying this issue.

  wee eddie 17:53 08 Mar 2004

"i will only be running that licence on my new machine."

I assume from what you have said in this sentence above, that someone else will be running XP on your old machine elsewhere.

Big Bill would be most unhappy, if that is the case!

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