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Old 05-28-2006, 11:23 AM   #11
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would it still work if someone s pc came with xp home and your friend had professional cd?
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:33 AM   #12
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i wouldnt think so. just try it.
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:33 AM   #13
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no i don't think so. the keys are differnet for each product.
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:45 AM   #14
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ok, so when i bought my computer, i didnt get a windows cd, but i have a product key on the sticker thing on the side of my comp. when my windows got messed up, i borrowed a friend's cd, and used my original cd key. is this legal? if not, i will go out and buy a version of windows this week.
I believe this theroretically violates the EULA agreement, however Microsoft doesn't really care. They even encourage users to re-burn new CD's with updates on them.
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Old 05-28-2006, 12:09 PM   #15
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If you try a Professional CD with a Home CD-Key, it will not work. They are set differently.
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Old 05-28-2006, 01:36 PM   #16
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Yeah if there dif keys its ok
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in a way yes, cuz you are still using your own CD key. And you can only ahve 1 CD key per PC.
well i dunno if this is what you meant, but u can use the same cdkey on like 5 computers
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Old 05-28-2006, 05:34 PM   #18
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no you cant, only one CD key per computer.

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1.1 Installation and use. You may install, use, access, display and run one copy of the Software on a single computer, such as a workstation, terminal or other device ("Workstation Computer"). The Software may not be used by more than one processor at any one time on any single Workstation Computer.
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Old 05-28-2006, 05:59 PM   #19
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no you cant, only one CD key per computer.


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/eula.mspx
Pfft...I have installed my copy of Windows XP a number of times on both of my computers and haven't had a problem yet.
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Old 05-28-2006, 06:24 PM   #20
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but you see, you are breaking EULA and you agreed to the EULA before you installed it. Its just not ethical. But if its 100 computers using the same key, Microsoft will crack down on you.
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