Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Windows xp activation on new computer

by Gatorned / April 8, 2006 9:13 PM PDT

I have just purchased a new computer without an OS to cut costs. I have an old computer that brought xp for and upgraded it and activated it. will microsoft let me install the same xp onto my new computer if i phone them up and explain?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Windows xp activation on new computer
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Windows xp activation on new computer
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Maybe. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 8, 2006 9:24 PM PDT

If you have the XP CD and key, give it a shot. All they can say is no.

Collapse -
by Gatorned / April 8, 2006 9:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Maybe. . .

Thanks i will try im just worried that if they say no that the computer will be locked or something.

Collapse -
A little more info and you could have your answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2006 1:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Ok

Your post didn't tell exactly which XP CD you had. If you have the full retail XP CD, there will be no problem.

If your XP came with some other PC, there could be a problem.

Remember the old PC must have it's OS removed so your new PC will continue to work after activation.


Collapse -
by Gatorned / April 9, 2006 5:10 PM PDT

Sorry should have put more info. it is the retail version and i'm scrappping the old computer so all should be fine?

Many thanks

Collapse -
(NT) (NT) Yup. It will be just fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2006 10:53 PM PDT
In reply to: Sorry

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!