The Evil Within 2 review-in-progress
I have a quick query for you. I have a laptop with pre-loaded windows xp and would like to put xp onto my desktop with the same disc. Am I allowed to use the same disc for my laptop and my desktop as I will be the only person to use them. I am sure that I read that the license stretched to both a laptop and desktop per user but I may be mistaken.
Thans for your help.
also unless it's a proper xp cd then it's most likely you got a restore disk which wouldn't work anyway.
It is a proper xp cd and could be used to load windows on another machine.
XP as an operating system is one machine one licence, so you would need to copies, one for each PC.
Office programs are different. 97/2000/XP is one licence two machines [1 desktop + 1 Laptop].
Office 2003 is different again. 3 machines, desktop or laptop. All PC's must belong to and be used by the same owner.
The above is for the normal consumer licence that the home user would purchase but Microsoft do different schemes for commercial environments. j.
To = Two from above post.
Yes, you can load and run XP on your second PC and it will work. Also it is legal to do so for a period of 30 days if for instance you were trialling it out but you will not be able to activate the second install at the 30 day period.
I would ask MicroSoft for a definitive answer, my understanding was that you could have the same copy on a desktop AND a Laptop if they are both owned by you and you only use one machine at any one time. Iam open to correction on this, however!
Thanks Djohn, always worth a try. Never seems right to me, but there you go.......
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Office yes, Operating system No, Sorry. :o(
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