Originally Posted by DJ-CHRIS
I'll give you a hint, you can register quite a few times with the same CD key for XP Home / Pro.
I have gotten about 5 times a key, and if you go over you just need to phone microsoft
Disappointing to see encouragement of what is considered an illegal use of license keys, by a "guru" on CF no less. Registering a key on a pc you've reloaded several times is one thing (of course this is legal), registering a key on 2 or more pc's at the same time is another. I'm not condemning the suggester, but I dont believe CF condones the encouragement of this activity.
Though what you suggest can be done, albeit illegally & only until MS catches on that the key is in use on 2 pc's (and they will eventually), this particular poster did not ask how to circumvent the activation issue, but rather how to do what is legally correct in her situation.