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Anonymous
August 20, 2005 2:20:03 PM

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can i install and activate my single copy of windows xp on all the ten hard
drive of mine in the same computer?
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 4:16:35 PM

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Vikrant_pd wrote:
> can i install and activate my single copy of windows xp on all the ten hard
> drive of mine in the same computer?


Not according to the licensing terms to which you must agree before you
perform the installation.


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Anonymous
August 20, 2005 4:58:02 PM

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I am vikrant and m from microsoft product activation center.. i have serched
various knowledge source available with microsoft ( eg.support.microsoft.com
etc ) to know the same that "if a customer have three hard drive or any end
no of hard drive and he has his single copy of windows xp which he wana
activate on all three of them , is he allowed to do so?..

i would also like to quote a part of
END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT ..which no where tell anything about it.

GRANT OF LICENSE. Manufacturer grants you the following
rights, provided you comply with all of the terms and
conditions of this EULA:

* Installation and Use. Except as otherwise expressly
provided in this EULA, you may install, use, access,
display and run only one (1) copy of the SOFTWARE on
the COMPUTER. The SOFTWARE may not
be used by more than two (2) processors at any one time
on the COMPUTER, unless a higher number is indicated
on the Certificate of Authenticity. You may permit a
maximum of ten (10) ("Connection Maximum") computers
or other electronic devices (each a "Device") to connect
to the COMPUTER to utilize the services of the SOFTWARE
solely for File and Print services, Internet Information
services, and remote access (including connection sharing
and telephony services). The ten (10) Connection Maximum
includes any indirect connections made through
"multiplexing" or other software or hardware which pools
or aggregates connections. Except as otherwise permitted
below, you may not use the Device to use, access, display
or run the SOFTWARE, the SOFTWARE's
User Interface or other executable software residing
on the COMPUTER.

Kindly suggest as soon as possiable please



"Bruce Chambers" wrote:

> Vikrant_pd wrote:
> > can i install and activate my single copy of windows xp on all the ten hard
> > drive of mine in the same computer?
>
>
> Not according to the licensing terms to which you must agree before you
> perform the installation.
>
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
> both at once. - RAH
>
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Anonymous
August 20, 2005 5:05:30 PM

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Vikrant_pd wrote:

> can i install and activate my single copy of windows xp on all the
> ten hard drive of mine in the same computer?


Your "can I?" question has already been answered, but I have a different
comment for you.

Some people seem to think that each drive they have installed needs a copy
of the operating system (whether Windows XP or any other one). In case
that's what you think, let me explain that you need only *one* copy of the
operating system for the computer, regardless of how many drives you have
installed.


--
Ken Blake
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Anonymous
August 20, 2005 6:46:45 PM

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You are only permitted to install one (1) copy of Windows XP
on one (1) computer using the Product Key (license). Additional
installations on the same PC requires their own unique Product Key.

Therefore, if you wish to install Windows XP on ten 10) hard drives,
you need to purchase ten (10) licenses.

Please read your End-User License Agreement by going
to Start > Run and type: WINVER , and hit enter. Then
click on "End-User License Agreement".

If you already have a retail copy of Windows XP, you can obtain
additional licenses for another computer or laptop by visiting the
following Microsoft Web site:
http://shop.microsoft.com/special/wal/walinfo.asp

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"Vikrant_pd" wrote:

| can i install and activate my single copy of windows xp on all the ten hard
| drive of mine in the same computer?
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 6:46:46 PM

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I am vikrant and m from microsoft product activation center.. i have serched
various knowledge source available with microsoft ( eg.support.microsoft.com
etc ) to know the same that "if a customer have three hard drive or any end
no of hard drive on his single computer also he has his single copy of
windows xp which he wana
activate on all three of them , is he allowed to do so?..

here by saying single computer what do we mean .. same motherboard??

Kindly suggest.



"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> You are only permitted to install one (1) copy of Windows XP
> on one (1) computer using the Product Key (license). Additional
> installations on the same PC requires their own unique Product Key.
>
> Therefore, if you wish to install Windows XP on ten 10) hard drives,
> you need to purchase ten (10) licenses.
>
> Please read your End-User License Agreement by going
> to Start > Run and type: WINVER , and hit enter. Then
> click on "End-User License Agreement".
>
> If you already have a retail copy of Windows XP, you can obtain
> additional licenses for another computer or laptop by visiting the
> following Microsoft Web site:
> http://shop.microsoft.com/special/wal/walinfo.asp
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Vikrant_pd" wrote:
>
> | can i install and activate my single copy of windows xp on all the ten hard
> | drive of mine in the same computer?
>
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 7:42:01 PM

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No. It is a breach of the Windows XP End-User License Agreement
to use the license more than once on a single PC, regardless of how
many drives are installed. If a customer expresses a desire to install
Windows XP on other drives within the same PC, then he must purchase
a separate Windows XP license for each additional installation.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"Vikrant_pd" wrote:

| I am vikrant and m from microsoft product activation center.. i have serched
| various knowledge source available with microsoft ( eg.support.microsoft.com
| etc ) to know the same that "if a customer have three hard drive or any end
| no of hard drive and he has his single copy of windows xp which he wana
| activate on all three of them , is he allowed to do so?..
|
| i would also like to quote a part of
| END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT ..which no where tell anything about it.
|
| GRANT OF LICENSE. Manufacturer grants you the following
| rights, provided you comply with all of the terms and
| conditions of this EULA:
|
| * Installation and Use. Except as otherwise expressly
| provided in this EULA, you may install, use, access,
| display and run only one (1) copy of the SOFTWARE on
| the COMPUTER. The SOFTWARE may not
| be used by more than two (2) processors at any one time
| on the COMPUTER, unless a higher number is indicated
| on the Certificate of Authenticity. You may permit a
| maximum of ten (10) ("Connection Maximum") computers
| or other electronic devices (each a "Device") to connect
| to the COMPUTER to utilize the services of the SOFTWARE
| solely for File and Print services, Internet Information
| services, and remote access (including connection sharing
| and telephony services). The ten (10) Connection Maximum
| includes any indirect connections made through
| "multiplexing" or other software or hardware which pools
| or aggregates connections. Except as otherwise permitted
| below, you may not use the Device to use, access, display
| or run the SOFTWARE, the SOFTWARE's
| User Interface or other executable software residing
| on the COMPUTER.
|
| Kindly suggest as soon as possiable please
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 7:42:02 PM

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Thanks Carey for this information

Do we have any article number or any link stating the same, also may i have
your Email address for my Future references.


Warm Regards
Vikrant

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> No. It is a breach of the Windows XP End-User License Agreement
> to use the license more than once on a single PC, regardless of how
> many drives are installed. If a customer expresses a desire to install
> Windows XP on other drives within the same PC, then he must purchase
> a separate Windows XP license for each additional installation.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Vikrant_pd" wrote:
>
> | I am vikrant and m from microsoft product activation center.. i have serched
> | various knowledge source available with microsoft ( eg.support.microsoft.com
> | etc ) to know the same that "if a customer have three hard drive or any end
> | no of hard drive and he has his single copy of windows xp which he wana
> | activate on all three of them , is he allowed to do so?..
> |
> | i would also like to quote a part of
> | END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT ..which no where tell anything about it.
> |
> | GRANT OF LICENSE. Manufacturer grants you the following
> | rights, provided you comply with all of the terms and
> | conditions of this EULA:
> |
> | * Installation and Use. Except as otherwise expressly
> | provided in this EULA, you may install, use, access,
> | display and run only one (1) copy of the SOFTWARE on
> | the COMPUTER. The SOFTWARE may not
> | be used by more than two (2) processors at any one time
> | on the COMPUTER, unless a higher number is indicated
> | on the Certificate of Authenticity. You may permit a
> | maximum of ten (10) ("Connection Maximum") computers
> | or other electronic devices (each a "Device") to connect
> | to the COMPUTER to utilize the services of the SOFTWARE
> | solely for File and Print services, Internet Information
> | services, and remote access (including connection sharing
> | and telephony services). The ten (10) Connection Maximum
> | includes any indirect connections made through
> | "multiplexing" or other software or hardware which pools
> | or aggregates connections. Except as otherwise permitted
> | below, you may not use the Device to use, access, display
> | or run the SOFTWARE, the SOFTWARE's
> | User Interface or other executable software residing
> | on the COMPUTER.
> |
> | Kindly suggest as soon as possiable please
>
>
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 8:07:42 PM

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Description of Microsoft Product Activation
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302806

Frequently asked questions about Microsoft Product Activation
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302878

Support WebCast: Microsoft Windows XP and Office XP:
Understanding the New Mandatory Product Activation
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325510

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"Vikrant_pd" wrote:

| Thanks Carey for this information
|
| Do we have any article number or any link stating the same, also may i have
| your Email address for my Future references.
|
|
| Warm Regards
| Vikrant
August 20, 2005 11:00:17 PM

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Vikrant_pd wrote:
> can i install and activate my single copy of windows xp on all the
> ten hard drive of mine in the same computer?

this must be a wind up, yes?

WHY in God's name would you want to?
!