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Genuine Windows XP

by samirsefali / December 27, 2009 2:35 PM PST

I have one genuine windows xp os CD. It was installed in one desktop which is now out of order. I want to instal this genuine xp version in another desktop. Please guide me so that I can do it myself.

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Seems you need to contact MSFT
by YaHa96 / December 27, 2009 7:30 PM PST
In reply to: Genuine Windows XP

Contact them with the phone number (?) which printed on the CD box (or somewhere) and then make them re-activate your product key for you. And you have to wipe out your old computer's hard disk

Don't know if it's true, just that's what I know ;p
Hope helps

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Retail or OEM?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 27, 2009 8:47 PM PST
In reply to: Genuine Windows XP

If that Windows XP CD is a retail CD, then you can use it to install XP on any XP compatible system. You will need drivers for the new system, motherboard, video card etc, but I assume you already have those for this new Desktop.

If the hard drive in the new Desktop is a SATA drive, you will need to provide SATA drivers during the installation phrase, usually via a floppy disk. Sometimes the BIOS will allow SATA emulation.

If that Windows XP CD is from a previous OEM system, (computer arrived with XP pre-installed), then you cannot install that XP onto any other system. That's how the OEM licence works.


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