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XP license

by arunsoni / December 14, 2004 5:34 AM PST

I bought a dell lapto some 2 years back with which I got an XP license. Now I do not use the Dell anymore, but the Dell XP CD would only install on a Dell computer.
Without reading small print, I am in my right to ask Dell to release the XP license to me so I can use it on another computer to upgrade from win98 ?

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The OEM deal.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2004 5:44 AM PST
In reply to: XP license

The license is to that one machine only. It's part of the bargain so the license vaporizee with the machine.

This area does upset a few since they thought they were getting a full license to the OS.

Ask for such, but don't spend any money asking since we know the answer.


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XP will not require upgrading as quick as hardware
by arunsoni / December 17, 2004 6:22 AM PST
In reply to: The OEM deal.

Thanks for that. I had suspected the same.
makes sense to buy a computer with the OS seperate particularly now that windows XP has reached optimum for most computer users, it will not require upgrading. It is possible that now hardware may require updating before OS.


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