I am going to rebuild my home desktop as Linux and do away with Win XP altogether. Now that you have to activate such licences does anyone know if you can easily sell on - eg. on ebay - and if so what steps do I need to take to make sure that the software can be reinstalled again on another persons pc?
It doesn't have to be a full disk i.e. cd, you can sell the licence on it's own so long as it's the licence to a full version of xp home that you don't use anymore and not, as woodchip suggests, a restore disk.
In your thread you said Upgrade. I have a full XP Home CD and it includes Upgrade From win98se or WinME but will do a clean install. What do you have??? I don't think people would be interested in just a Key
I have XP Home Upgrade - its a boxed original CD set with the licence key instructions and everything. It is the upgrade version - ie. you need to have an older version of windows (98, 98SE or millenium) installed previously.
Do I need to make sure I have de-registered it from Microsoft in some way - eg. specifically uninstalling it? (so I can sell on to someone else).....
I've been using the free download version of Xandros - it seems very nice.
I've also been a Linspire "insider" for over 3 years - the default screen display is not quite as nice as Xndros - but there are lots more programs available for download.
One thing I decided was that I wanted to ues Linux as I used Windows (which I still run - dual-booted with Xandros) - only graphically - no command line - which I've currently had no problems with doing with either of them.