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Re: Windows XP Professional

Post  Guest on Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:42 pm

A drone I shall stay in my dark peaceful little cave

My version is OEM, his wasn't. I think that be the problem. Back to my cave

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Re: Windows XP Professional

Post  Guest on Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:24 pm

Rumi wrote:Can you instal Win XP Pro on more than one computer? If not, what happens? Will they both work?

Yes but depends if you need to authorise the keys or not. If you have a corporate key then no registration is needed.
If you do need to register I don't think so unless you hack it.

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Re: Windows XP Professional

Post  foxidrive on Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:23 pm

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Re: Windows XP Professional

Post  foxidrive on Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:48 pm

Rumi wrote:Tell that to Microsoft.

What can I say? I've done it. I know of what I speak.

You are refusing to do further research - It's not hard.


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Re: Windows XP Professional

Post  Guest on Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:16 pm

Tell that to Microsoft. Wish I got you on the day. I rang back and spoke to someone else and got the same story. I am pretty sure both Microsoft consultants wished they never got out of bed that day

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Post  foxidrive on Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:07 pm

Rumi wrote:It is true, sorry. My XP Pro cd did not match up with his licence key.

Do some further research and you'll find out that cdroms are the same. As I mentioned there are different cdroms for different types - but within that restriction all the cdroms are identical.

They don't make a special cdrom that matches only one license key.
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Re: Windows XP Professional

Post  Guest on Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:56 pm

It is true, sorry. My XP Pro cd did not match up with his licence key. I had to call them and that's what they told me. They said if he can't find the cd that matches his licence key, tough luck. I was very very angry. I hope his ears were ringing for a month.

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Re: Windows XP Professional

Post  foxidrive on Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:45 pm

Rumi wrote:They said each individual CD was connected to the key it comes with.

It ain't true.

There are corporate, retail, upgrade, etc version and different service pack releases of all those, though.
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Re: Windows XP Professional

Post  Guest on Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:33 pm

foxidrive wrote:If you try and activate a licence twice, windows servers might decide you are a pirate and do the 'non-genuine' nag thing to your other pc too.


JFTR a microsoft XP cdrom isn't special - everyone with that release has an identical one. The licence is what they use to tell them apart, along with the hardware IDs.

Not anymore, Foxi. My youngest had his own copy of XP Pro but (ARGHHHH) lent the CD to a friend and never got it back. I gave him my CD to reformat his computer using his own licence key. Microsoft wouldn't wear it. They said each individual CD was connected to the key it comes with. Boy did I give him an earful. Unfortunately it didn't help. They wonder why people use 'other' versions pppfffttt

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Re: Windows XP Professional

Post  Boots on Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:23 pm

GOOD LUCK RUMS! Hope you make it back here lol!
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Re: Windows XP Professional

Post  foxidrive on Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:22 pm

If you try and activate a licence twice, windows servers might decide you are a pirate and do the 'non-genuine' nag thing to your other pc too.


JFTR a microsoft XP cdrom isn't special - everyone with that release has an identical one. The licence is what they use to tell them apart, along with the hardware IDs.
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Re: Windows XP Professional

Post  Guest on Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:06 pm

Not sure that I have used it before. Can't remember which CD I used before. Alzheimers is setting in. Only 1 way to find out I guess

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Re: Windows XP Professional

Post  foxidrive on Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:00 pm

I think retail XP requires activation after 30 days - it will just stop working. You can't activate a single license on two computers - the microsoft servers will whinge somehow.

Illegitimate bastard sons of XP are around of course, but I wouldn't condone that.
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Windows XP Professional

Post  Guest on Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:53 pm

Can you instal Win XP Pro on more than one computer? If not, what happens? Will they both work?

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