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Upgrade to XP Home

by fred71 / May 18, 2005 1:01 AM PDT

I have two computers with windows software: one ME and one 2000. I would like to upgrade both to Windows XP Home. Can I do this by buying ONE XP Upgrade and then install it on both computers?
Thanks.

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The XP license is enforced.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 18, 2005 1:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Upgrade to XP Home

The simple answer is no.

But I have Windows 2000 on many machines at the office and no plans to change them to XP. We have XP as well and see no benefit (for the office) to move to all XP.

My advice? Move away from Windows ME, stick with 2000.

Bob

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I think you might run into some trouble
by SantiagoCrespo / May 19, 2005 3:32 AM PDT
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Because W2kPro cannot be upgraded to XP Home, it must be upgraded to XP Pro.
Theoretically, you can install your copy of XP onto both your computers, because the windows license allows you to install it in two separate computers.

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Not to say you're wrong.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 19, 2005 3:39 AM PDT

But the Retail XP Pro I have can only be activated on any one machine at a time.

The XP License has teeth.

Can you supply a Microsoft URL about getting XP onto 2 machines with one license?

Bob

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XP pro?
by klonestar / May 19, 2005 12:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Upgrade to XP Home

For what its worth my friend just got divorced and his wife kept his XP puter, he picked up a second hand one and used his XP pro disk to upgrade. It worked with the exception being it did not take his license key. He says the only drawback he sees is it will not accept the SP2 update but all else works ok.

I had XP home on a newer unit and it died (self inflicted by me) and now using 2000pro and quite happy with it.

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