moorie 17:49 07 Jul 2006

hi,just a general question, i have a genuine xp installation disc can i install this on my laptop aswell as my main pc ,or will i need to buy another disc to register with microsoft

  VoG II 17:49 07 Jul 2006

You will need to by another disk in order to register with MS and to activate it.

  moorie 17:53 07 Jul 2006

thanks,any knoweledge of cheapest buy seeing as next platform is on the horizon

  woodchip 17:59 07 Jul 2006

If you have had it more than three months try it

  moorie 18:31 07 Jul 2006

had it 3 yrs no joy

  woodchip 19:10 07 Jul 2006

Then load it and get it activated, they can only say no.

It don't cost to remove it.

  LimestoneRock 19:24 07 Jul 2006

I've lost the thread!

  woodchip 19:36 07 Jul 2006

Or the plot

  LimestoneRock 19:39 07 Jul 2006

What is the plot?

  woodchip 20:22 07 Jul 2006

If he can use the same xp disc on is laptop as what is on the desktop

  woodchip 08:39 08 Jul 2006

You may like to check the MS OEM key on the PC that as the XP operating system on with the one the case Mine are different key's so so I can install mine with the key on the case on another computer as this as not been used and is for the XP disc that I was given with the Computer. But if your Restore setup does not work on the computer that the OS is now on and you loose the key then you are only left with the one key. You can use a program to check and compare the key with that on your computer with Belarc click here

Once you have this key of the computer you can use this OEM key to reinstall with the MS CD also

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