Newby help please

  one mega bite 19:35 19 Jun 2007

Hi there,

i have just bought a new desktop system that is the dogs, but no OS. Am i able (legally) to install the version of XP that i have on my laptop (factory installed) on my new desktop?

Many thanks in advance.


  Eric10 19:41 19 Jun 2007

No. You can only legally transfer the retail version of Windows XP and then only after uninstalling it from the other computer.

  SANTOS7 19:42 19 Jun 2007

if its factory installed do you have a full copy of your O/S on disc or restore discs..

  A-Nonymous 19:45 19 Jun 2007

I dont think that route is legal either, is it?

  SANTOS7 19:46 19 Jun 2007

You can use the same disc but you need to buy another licence key..

  one mega bite 19:55 19 Jun 2007

thanks for that guys. I dont have an XP CD so it looks as though i will have to buy another, perhaps Vista.

What a pleasant forum.

  SANTOS7 19:59 19 Jun 2007

Glad to help, and Welcome to PCA forum..

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