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XP Home Edition Upgrade and Number of installs

Currently....

New system build which consists a small (6gb)
hard disk drive with a newly installed W98
on it.

What I plan on is replacing it (not adding) a
80 gb hard drive.

My problem is, if I upgrade the 6gb drive
first with a XP Home edition upgrade -
won't this prohibit me from doing the same
thing eventually to the 80gb drive because of
the limits to the number of XP installs?

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Re:XP Home Edition Upgrade and Number of installs

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you will install it on new h/d and worse case is that you will have to call to activate it and there is know limit on reinstalls

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Sounds good, but how is the integrity of the
software maintained?

Do you have to register it online with MS servers?

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If you have already activated the XP on the system when you try to install and activate on the new drive MS will come back and say it has been previously activated. Then as the previous post stated, you will be required to call MS and explain the problem. They have never given me any trouble about it when I have had to do it. They will give you a new activation code and you should be set to go. You will have 30 days to do this in.

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