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    Well I already have xp on my computer now but do I really have to buy a whole new xp program for the new car pc? Or can I just install my exsisting disk on the new computer and use the same code? That would suck *** if not
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    1 license code per machine, thats why they have activation
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    • #3
      Originally posted by jcdillin
      1 license code per machine, thats why they have activation
      Sad to say it's true. Unless you go the illegal route...
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      • #4
        God that sucks ***. I really hate to buy xp again! Dont they have a place you can buy just the access code for cheaper than the whole program
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        • #5
          their are places online that sell OEM copies of xp. they usually end up being cheaper than a full retail copy.
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          • #6
            If it's the newer XP with that requires activation, then theoretically, yes, you need another copy. If it doesn't use activation, and you're just refering to the product key, then it will work on more than one computer.

            OR

            If it requires activation, you install the same XP on your car PC, call up Microsoft's activation line, tell them you just upgraded your machine and you need to re-activate (and tell 'em you don't have the net and can't do it online). Apparently the activation code is derived from your hardware specs, and sometimes even certain upgrades can require re-activation, even if you're not doing a fresh OS install.
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            • #7
              Legally, yes you can only install your one copy of windows xp on one computer AT A TIME. If you want to go the legal route and save some money, you can do the OEM versions (you usually have to buy it with hardware) or an upgrade version (assuming you have a legal copy of an older windows os) or you can buy an academic version (if you are a student).

              I upgrade my computers continually, and reinstall windows a lot (at least it feels that way) and I have had to call in to activate a few times (they were legitamate activations, I swear). The phone activation is pretty painless, but I think you have to answer their magic question properly. When they ask you how many other computers this copy of XP is installed on, answer 0.

              Other than that you can find some illegal copies floating around, but they usually have blacklisted product ids which will make it difficult to download/install updates if you need them.

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              • #8
                OK. All I have is the disk that came with my dell. SO I guess I will put it on the car pc and call up windows and hook it up.
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                • #9
                  most dell xp cd's will not install on a non-dell system

                  I have tried it, and it has builtin checks to make sure it's a dell machine it's being installed onto.
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                  • #10
                    student copy is usually way cheaper than an OEM .

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by hondaguru
                      OK. All I have is the disk that came with my dell. SO I guess I will put it on the car pc and call up windows and hook it up.
                      That Dell CD of Windows is most likely an OEM version, and is tied to your Dell system by the license.

                      The OEM license does NOT allow you to transfer the license to new hardware - the retail license does allow you to transfer.

                      That's why the OEM license is less expensive than the retail license.


                      You can get legal OEM versions of Windows XP for less than $100, and they usually come with some token piece of hardware, like a mouse, to satisfy the OEM requirement.

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                      • #12
                        Like stated earlier you can get an academic version of windows for much cheaper. I got the academic version of XP pro for $82.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Quattro-A4
                          Like stated earlier you can get an academic version of windows for much cheaper. I got the academic version of XP pro for $82.
                          Yes, as long as you're currently a legal college or high school student or teacher, otherwise it's against the license.

                          Honest retailers will even ask you for proof that you're a student or teacher, as they're supposed to.


                          After all, we're talking about legal ways to acquire XP, right?

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                          • #14
                            I am a student, and I purchased it from newegg.com and they do ask where you attend school and for your school ID.
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                            • #15
                              hmm cool.
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