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Old 06-15-2006, 05:14 PM   #1
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If I buy a New Hard drive and New improved Motherboard....could I take copies of Windows XP from another computer on Cds and install windows XP onto the Hard drive and Run Windows XP? The CD is just the Hard Drive Backed up on CD's from another windows XP system...Can't I jjust copy all the files onto the new hard drive?
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:31 PM   #2
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that's illegal i think. i think the user agreement is if you buy like a new hard drive and attach it to an old motherboard it's fine, but if it's a new motherboard and rig and stuff, you have to purchase another cd-key at the very least. you could borrow your friends xp install disc, you just need those numbers.
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:03 PM   #3
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Yeah, they say you are supposed to buy a new cd-key for every install, however, I think that they let you use the same cd-key atleast 2 times on different home machines. I could be wrong though.
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well this is weird, because theres no licence agreement on my windows cd
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well this is weird, because theres no licence agreement on my windows cd
hell yeah. share the love. lol. jk
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that means i dont have to agree to anything, lol, so i can do watever i feel like doing.
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If the motherboard/graphics won't be that different, try Norton Ghost... Otherwise as long as you have your own CD key I don't see why you couldn't just use someone else's install disc and use your CD key.

If you can't find your CD key,
http://www.petri.co.il/quickly_retri...ows_cd_key.htm

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Yeah, they say you are supposed to buy a new cd-key for every install, however, I think that they let you use the same cd-key atleast 2 times on different home machines. I could be wrong though.
ooh. 2 different pc's? yes!! thats just wat i needed to hear.
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i installed xp from the same disk onto two different partitions.
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O_o copyright breakage. ooohhhhhhhhh tu dois l'argent dans le Microsoft
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