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Using XP

By gary ·
I recently purchesed Home XP for one of my home computers. My question is I also have a laptop that I would also like to run XP on. Can I use the same software or do I have to purchase another copy. Gary

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XP, 1 copy 1 PC

by TheChas In reply to Using XP

I assume that you purchased the XP upgrade version.

You will need to purchase either another copy of XP, or another license.

You can only activate XP on a single PC.

XP looks at serial numbers on various hardware devices when it creates theproduct activation string.
Even if you had 2 identical PCs, there would be differences in the activation code.

So, there is no 'legal' way to install a single copy of XP on 2 different computers.

Micro$oft is convined that it has been loosinga LOT of revenue from users doing just what you want to do. That is why they developed Product Activation for both Office XP, and Windows XP.

You can expect more programs to develope similar schemes in the future.


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XP on two computers

by patrickjkirk In reply to XP, 1 copy 1 PC

I purchased XP a while back and I, too, have a desktop and a laptop. When I called Microsoft, they told me that you can load it on you desktop and your laptop, but it is "improper" to run them simultaneously.

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Office XP

by drdmc In reply to Using XP

Chas is correct about Windows XP. Office XP can be installed on your desktop and one laptop.

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I believe you can

by MJ-FCAL2 In reply to Using XP

Call Microsoft XP support and let them know that you want to install XP on your laptop as well, I think you will be pleased with their answer.

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