Is your copy of XP bought from the store?
Is it what came from HP when you bought the computer?
If it came pre-installed from HP then the EULA reads like this:
• Software as a Component of the Computer - Transfer. THIS LICENSE MAY NOT BE SHARED, TRANSFERRED TO OR
USED CONCURRENTLY ON DIFFERENT COMPUTERS.
The SOFTWARE is licensed with the COMPUTER as a single
integrated product and may only be used with the COMPUTER. If the SOFTWARE is not accompanied by HARDWARE, you may
not use the SOFTWARE. You may permanently transfer all of your rights under this EULA only as part of a permanent sale or
transfer of the COMPUTER, provided you retain no copies, if you transfer the SOFTWARE (including all component parts, the
media, any upgrades, this EULA and the Certificate of Authenticity), and the recipient agrees to the terms of this EULA. If the
SOFTWARE is an upgrade, any transfer must also include all prior versions of the SOFTWARE.
If you bought the copy at a retail store then the EULA reads like this:
14. SOFTWARE TRANSFER. Internal. You may move the Software to a different
After the transfer, you must completely remove the Software from the
former Workstation Computer. Transfer to Third Party. The initial user of the Software may
make a one-time permanent transfer of this EULA and Software to another end user, provided
the initial user retains no copies of the Software. This transfer must include the Software and
the Proof of License label. The transfer may not be an indirect transfer, such as a consignment.
Prior to the transfer, the end user receiving the Software must agree to all the EULA terms.