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Old 07-18-2004, 10:15 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, I'm new here and I have a question. I currently have a compaq presario 7998 and my os is win 98se. My sister bought a Dell computer for her business and with it came "microsoft office xp small business". She's not going to use it and gave it to me.
My question is this, will I be able to install this software on my compaq?
I ask this because on the disc it says "for distribution with a new pc only, for product support contact the manufacture of your pc." Well it came with a Dell and I want to use it with my Compaq as it's os insted of the win 98se I'm currently using.....
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Old 07-19-2004, 07:21 AM   #2
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Technically OEM software is only allowed to be used with the computer it came with.

but who is going to know?
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Old 07-19-2004, 07:29 AM   #3
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i dont think there are many people that actually go out and buy microsoft os packages jus because they are stupidly overpriced - personaly i just ripped my mates that he got free with his computer
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With Office XP its ok. It would not work on Office 2003 - but although its not legally allowed nobody, as root said, will know.
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Old 07-19-2004, 05:12 PM   #5
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Yeh, I wanted the suite cuz i only had word. Jsut borrowed it off my uncle SHHH.
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Old 07-20-2004, 01:25 PM   #6
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agreed, with Lord Kalthorn...
My girlfriend bought a new laptop comp.
with it came 2 cd's .

I used one of the cd's to put roxio easy cd creator ver 6.
It worked great for me, and my win 98se....she had win xp as her OS.

but i never got any errors with it.
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Old 07-20-2004, 08:36 PM   #7
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if i had done that i would owe microsoft much of my college fund, keep this shhh but i gave kids copies of office 2004 for like $20
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haha lol. I Only charge 3 for a Cd-r
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Lol I sell my mates a CD-R of their choice of songs for a quid, depending on what music it is
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i never burn music, its so cheap ass. Only software cuz ppl cant afford it. Anyone can afford a cd.
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