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by blingsbck06 / December 11, 2007 7:20 PM PST

hello im new to this forum but need some advice if possible i have a advent laptop with windows xp installed and i have also just built a new desktop system from scratch.

i would like to know wheather it is possible to move windows xp from one to the other or can i run it on both if so how do i do it


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Re: help needed
by Kees Bakker / December 11, 2007 7:31 PM PST
In reply to: help needed

Moving is possible under 3 conditions:
- you quit using it on the laptop (like throwing it away or converting to Linux)
- it's not an OEM version (rather unlikely with laptops where it usually comes pre-installed)
- you convince Microsoft to transfer the license when activating it on the new desktop

Running on both is not allowed with the same license. You've got to buy a new one.


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Do you have a license from Microsoft to do that?
by Paul C / December 11, 2007 7:35 PM PST
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If not, you will not be able to do so. The Win XP install on the second computer will be identified by MS as an unauthorized install and you won't be able to activate or update it.

Either buy a license that allows you to install Win XP on a second computer or buy a new copy of XP - NOT an upgrade disk - and install that on the desktop machine.


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by blingsbck06 / December 11, 2007 7:35 PM PST
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thanks for that much appreciated well i got nointention of throwing my lappy and it is a oem version and was already installed when i bought the lappy so it looks like ill be buying a new os any ideas where i can get xp cheap on the net or elsewhere cheers

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