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Old 11-20-2007, 10:02 PM   #1
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Once i have installed windows xp on my computer, i cannot use that same disk to install it on another computer can I?
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Default Re: Quick question about Windows xp

nope. well you cant have a legal copy on another computer unless you bought several licence keys with your copy of xp
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:11 PM   #3
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alright thanks..

So if im getting a computer from someone would you suggest i ask them for their OS CD-ROM so i can clear everything and re install it clean?
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yea. but make sure the os is not installed(or registered) on another pc if u want it legal. also after u install it clean, remember all the drivers
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:15 PM   #5
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drivers? erm..

once i have it re installed can i go to on the internet to microsofts home page then just download drivers or something?

im going now but ill check back to peoples responses tomorrow.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:16 PM   #6
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Default Re: Quick question about Windows xp

you can use a XP disk to reinstall the OS multiple times all you need is a different XP key code for each time you install it on a different computer

so with their computer all you would need is the disk you have and either a new XP key code or their code off the case, it should be on the sticker that says XP,

but if they dont have XP on it youll just better go to a store and get a new copy of XP
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eh and if it was a custom built, the xp cd should have the key unless you lost it. if it was a a custom built pc, find all the driver cds and start installing, if it was like a dell,hp,compaq,etc find the driver disk and install
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:33 PM   #8
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and if you dont have the driver and if it was from a company they should have their drivers for the computer over the internet for download, buts thats if you dont have the CD
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:23 AM   #9
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If you only have 1 CD key and its the CD that was used to install XP onto that computer, then all you have to do is call up MS and say "I formatted my computer and the Activation Key is only valid once." or something.

The drivers must be from the hardware manufacturers website.
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:43 AM   #10
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oh ok thanks, im getting it tonight i hope so ill be able to check out the situation
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