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Microsoft Windows license agreement

By icelemon ·
hi i like to ask under Microsoft's license agreement

will it be alright to install Microsoft Windows XP family edition in an institute's computers?

due to institute is private, any hints will be thankful.

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by Jaqui In reply to Microsoft Windows license ...

yup it's legal, if the copy of windows is legal itself.

ms only allows you to install any one copy on one machine at a time.

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by TheChas In reply to Microsoft Windows license ...

I assume that you mean that you wish to install Windows XP Home version in a networked office environment.

I advise against it.

While there is no exclusion in the US license agreement that prohibits using XP Home on business computers, XP Home is a poor choice for use in a networked environment.

The primary difference between XP Home and XP Pro is that XP Pro has extended tools for working in a networked environment.

Setting up the network with XP Pro will make it more functional and secure than if any of the PCs run XP Home.

I assume that you are trying to save money by using the lower cost XP Home.

Please check into volume and corporate license agreements.

Depending on the needs and focus of your organization, you may even qualify for reduced price copies of XP from Microsoft.


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alright this is where makes the difference between family and professional, thank!

btw the home edition is a come-along version with the machines we are going to purchase, its nothing mass but 13 computers for a start, thanks for your suggestions

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