Can I use my existing XP Home on new computer

  User-52D347B9-29BD-4B4A-8760E15AD05DBA65 21:36 31 Oct 2005
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I am thinking of upgrading my computer system and the shop tells me I must buy a new XP Disc. This seems a waste when I already have a licensed XP Home disc for my old machine. Can I get the licence transferred for free?

  VoG II 21:37 31 Oct 2005

If you remove XP from your old machine, yes.

  Strawballs 21:42 31 Oct 2005

Was it a machine with XP pre-installed by the manufacturer (OEM) if so technically the shop was telling the truth those licences are tied to the original machine

  woodchip 21:56 31 Oct 2005

If you have a Full XP disc it will work. But as Vog says you should remove it from old computer

It will not Work with a Restore Disc

  Djohn 00:33 01 Nov 2005

As above say, no need to ask permission, just load it on new machine and when ready go on-line and click on activate, it will without a problem.

Thanks to all. I'll give it a go.

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