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Installing Windows on More than One Computer Using Same Disk

by ja_braud / September 16, 2007 2:32 PM PDT

I have Windows 98 on my desktop computer. If I use my Windows 98 disk to install Windows 98 on my laptop, and then use an upgrade to Windows XP that I have available through LSU, will this cause a problem? The upgrade is only available if you have a previous version of Windows on your computer. I'm just thinking Windows will somehow detect that I used the same disk for both computers, even after I upgrade the version on my laptop. Anyone know how this might work out?

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Check your license.
by Kees Bakker / September 16, 2007 5:26 PM PDT

Generally, it allows installation on one machine only. So, while in principle you can use the same CD, you need a new license.

However, the CD's come in different variations. If it's an OEM CD it might refuse to work with a non-OEM-license you can buy with Microsoft.

Hope this helps.


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(NT) It'll either work or it won't.
by Coryphaeus / September 16, 2007 10:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Check your license.
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Microsoft doesn't support Windows 98
by vgi07 / October 18, 2007 4:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Check your license.

Microsoft no longer supports Windows 98!
You can install it on your main pc, and i plan on installing the same license on a used Laptop i'm buying!

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