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10-30-2011 06:00 PM  6 years agoPost 1
patriot21

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Hey guys... i have 2 computers at home...i am about the to totally reformat the hardrive.... I only have one copy of windows xp for my for my other pc....
is it possible to use the other pc's windows xp on another computer even though its licensed to the main one??/

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10-30-2011 06:19 PM  6 years agoPost 2
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Not legally.

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10-30-2011 06:42 PM  6 years ago •• Post 3 ••
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Doesn't the computer to be reloaded have an installation of XP already on it ? If so, then reuse it's license number.

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10-30-2011 06:43 PM  6 years agoPost 4
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10-31-2011 11:35 AM  6 years agoPost 5
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patriot21
Using one windows xp license for 2 computers

Hey guys... i have 2 computers at home...i am about the to totally reformat the hardrive.... I only have one copy of windows xp for my for my other pc....
is it possible to use the other pc's windows xp on another computer even though its licensed to the main one??/
no
when you did the validation the first time you installed xp on your pc it sent information to ms telling them the system it was installed on .

when you try to validate again on another pc ms is gonna tell you its already been installed another pc.

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10-31-2011 02:48 PM  6 years agoPost 6
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I know this is a slim chance but if the windows XP you have is XP Enterprise then you'll be fine.

The computer you are about to reformat, is a built up or did you buy it assembled (i.e. Dell, HP, ect)?
If so it should have come with windows installed in it. It should have a sticker with the windows serial that came in it. If you didn't change the mainboard you can install the same version of windows it came with using the serial number in the sticker.

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10-31-2011 02:52 PM  6 years agoPost 7
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XP Enterprise
Very slim chance.

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10-31-2011 03:21 PM  6 years agoPost 8
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The usual license for XP lets you activate 3 times before any flags go up at MS. Then you call the phone number given and tell them that your HD crashed and you had to reload your system.

The only license for XP that does not have an activation requirement is the MOLP (corporate) distribution. Win 7 has changed that.

And as I said before, if the computer to be reformatted has a previous XP installed, you should try to reuse that number. If the box doesn't have a sticker with the number on it then you have to use a program to decode it from the registry before you reformat.

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