installing windows xp on two computers

By c-levers ·
will microsoft allow me to install a coppy of windows xp on both my laptop and my desktop? or do i need a diferant verson for each of my computers?

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by scott_heath In reply to installing windows xp on ...

Thou shalt needeth two licenses.

Did they not come with an OS?

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my desktop wont valadate

by c-levers In reply to unfortunately...

my prob is my desktop came with os installed and it wont valadate at microsoft so i want to put on it a coppy of win xp i bought for my laptop but i would need a differant product key code for each to make it proper

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If it will not validate................

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to my desktop wont valadate

If the desktop is new and it will not validate, it's possible you purchased it from an outfit that sells pirated software. Call Microsoft. You MAY be able to validate it over the phone. No matter what, they'll want to know who is selling products that won't validate.

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If you bought it with Windows...

by scott_heath In reply to my desktop wont valadate

There will be a sticker on the side. When you call Microsoft and read them the number they will give you a new one. If you do not have a number they will not give you one. It is my understanding that they also invalidate that number, so don't use your buddy Fred's or he'll be pissed when he gets his little message box telling him that his copy is invalid and certain features will no longer work. I've had to do this for customers a number of times and it has always been quick and painless.

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its possible

by umar_q50 In reply to installing windows xp on ...

its possible mate..but if on ur laptop thr is a windows xp professional key and also on ur destop thr is a windows xp professional cd key thn its possible..

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You can if ...

by Daz'n'Ash In reply to its possible

I do it at home. However both computers are almost identical, so that might have something to do with it. You can install and activate, but can only register one time.

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That is also illegal unless you have the correct product

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to You can if ...

Sure in a Home situation you may be less likely to get caught but if it ever happens you deserve everything that you get as you are stealing from M$ and they are big & rich enough to look after themselves.


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If you have different Product Keys for the same product

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to installing windows xp on ...

You can use the one Install CD to install as many copies as you like. But if you are planning on installing the software with the same Product Keys on more than 1 computer and you have a OEM Copy of Windows this is unacceptable to M$. They will quite rightly consider that you are stealing from them.

However if you have a Retail copy of XP you can install this on 2 computers. It really depends on what you have in the way of M$ product.


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Please can I install windows xp in two computers

by cpol In reply to installing windows xp on ...

I have two computers and I wish to install them with the same windows.

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by cmiller5400 In reply to Please can I install wind ...

You need two licenses; one for each computer.

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