Second hand computers

  immer 21:42 19 Mar 2004

If I buy a second hand computer with windows XP operating system (for example) am I OK to re register it in my name.
Getting a second hand divice seems to me to offer good storage space quite cheap and also great scope for swopping household things about...
Any advice or experience please?

  THE TERMINATOR 22:56 19 Mar 2004

I would'nt re-register it if I where you. The point of Microsoft starting the activation process was to stop people copying software. I know you would get it on a second hand PC. But Microsoft do'nt know that, and could think that you have copied it. I suppose this would also invalidate any sort of support for it too.

  woodchip 22:58 19 Mar 2004

If you get the computer you should get the XP disc and any software discs that are loaded on the computer. To be legal

  spuds 11:37 20 Mar 2004

The disk is not 'registered' in your name. It is activated by Microsoft for the computer that it was/is originally installed on.

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