Please could somebody help me i have just scrapped a computer that had XP installed so the question is can i put that operating system on my laptop instead of windows 7 as i have read some were that it can only be put on the original machine,i have the product key of the old computer so would i have any problems.
Transferring would all depend on the licence for the product, whether it was originally installed (when purchased)on the computer (with possibly a boot-up disk included), a OEM or a main product operating system purchased on its own?.
The computer came with windows installed but it also had the windows disc with it and the (product No) on the side of the machine so would that make any difference if i wanted to put it on another machine.As i have said i scrapped the original and am haveing trouble with windows7 and i don't have a disc for that hope that makes sence.
W XP will install on another PC even if it is an OEM version, You are breaking the licence agreement but I have yet to have a problem re activating Windows XP when I have installed it on a different PC.
Keep the sticker off the scrapped PC - it will not come off easily - easier to keep the side panel!
Got it sorted now put windows xp on laptop and all worked, sorry for being late with this post but work takes up a lot of one's time to my regret thank's all for your input will be in touch again i expect as there are always problems that need shareing.
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