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Anonymous
August 24, 2005 7:33:57 PM

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How many times you can install and register one licensed version of WinXP? I
was told that after third installation you can't install the same licesend
version of WinXP and that you must buy a new licensed version?

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August 24, 2005 7:33:58 PM

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"dawqr" <dawqr@online.hr> wrote in message
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> How many times you can install and register one licensed version of WinXP?
> I
> was told that after third installation you can't install the same licesend
> version of WinXP and that you must buy a new licensed version?


You can install WinXP as many times as you want, it just has to be on the
same pc. There is no 3rd installation limit.
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 7:33:58 PM

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You can install and register an unlimited number of times on the same
machine, using the same Product key.

If you make any major change, like installing a new motherboard, you may
have to make a telephone call and explain what you did to the machine.
The phone number should show up on your screen if there is any question.

"dawqr" <dawqr@online.hr> wrote in message
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> How many times you can install and register one licensed version of WinXP?
> I
> was told that after third installation you can't install the same licesend
> version of WinXP and that you must buy a new licensed version?
>
>
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Anonymous
August 24, 2005 7:33:58 PM

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dawqr wrote:
> How many times you can install and register one licensed version of WinXP? I
> was told that after third installation you can't install the same licesend
> version of WinXP and that you must buy a new licensed version?

On the same machine you can install/reinstall as many times as
necessary. According to the EULA you cannot install the same license on
more than one machine at the same time.
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Anonymous
August 24, 2005 7:33:58 PM

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You were misinformed. There is no limit to the number of times
you can reinstall Windows XP, as long as its installed on the same computer.

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

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"dawqr" wrote:

| How many times you can install and register one licensed version of WinXP? I
| was told that after third installation you can't install the same licesend
| version of WinXP and that you must buy a new licensed version?
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 7:33:59 PM

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Fred wrote:

> "dawqr" <dawqr@online.hr> wrote in message
> news:D eht1f$6cc$1@ss405.t-com.hr...
>> How many times you can install and register one licensed version of
>> WinXP? I
>> was told that after third installation you can't install the same
>> licesend version of WinXP and that you must buy a new licensed
>> version?
>
>
> You can install WinXP as many times as you want, it just has to be on
> the same pc. There is no 3rd installation limit.



It's true that there's no three installation limit, but it's not true that
"it just has to be on the same pc." Retail versions can be moved as desired
between computers. It's only OEM versions that are permanently tied to the
first computer they are installed on.

--
Ken Blake
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Anonymous
August 24, 2005 7:48:42 PM

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What about installing same licenced version on more PC's? Is that posible or
not and how many times?



"Fred" <nospam@wowspam.com> wrote in message
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> "dawqr" <dawqr@online.hr> wrote in message
> news:D eht1f$6cc$1@ss405.t-com.hr...
> > How many times you can install and register one licensed version of
WinXP?
> > I
> > was told that after third installation you can't install the same
licesend
> > version of WinXP and that you must buy a new licensed version?
>
>
> You can install WinXP as many times as you want, it just has to be on the
> same pc. There is no 3rd installation limit.
>
>
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 7:48:43 PM

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You need to purchase a new Windows XP license for each
installation on a different computer. You cannot use the
same license (Product Key) if you install on different PCs.

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".

From the Windows XP EULA:

1.1 Installation and use. You may install, use, access,
display and run one copy of the Software on a single
computer, such as a workstation, terminal or other
device ("Workstation Computer"). The Software may not
be used by more than two (2) processors at any one
time on any single Workstation Computer.

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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"dawqr" wrote:

| What about installing same licenced version on more PC's? Is that posible or
| not and how many times?
August 24, 2005 7:48:43 PM

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"dawqr" <dawqr@online.hr> wrote in message
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> What about installing same licenced version on more PC's? Is that posible
> or
> not and how many times?

There is nothing to prevent you from installing the same licenced version on
as many different pc's as you want but you can only activative it on 1 so it
would be rather pointless.
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 7:48:43 PM

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dawqr wrote:

> What about installing same licenced version on more PC's? Is that
> posible or not and how many times?


As you've been told, there is no three activation limit. You can reinstall
and reactivate (note that the issue is activation, not
registration--registration is completely optional, and if done, never needs
to be done again) as many times as you need to or want to, as long as it's
not on more than one computer at once.

If it's an OEM version, rather than a retail copy, there's an additional
restriction: it can never be moved to another computer.


Regardinginstalling it on multiple computers, the rule is quite clear--you
can not do that. It's one copy (or one license) for each computer.
There's nothing new here. This is exactly the same rule that's been in
effect on every version of Windows starting with Windows 3.1. The only thing
new with XP is that there's now an enforcement mechanism.

If yours is a retail version, not an OEM one, you can buy extra licenses
(see <http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/addlic....;). But it's
not generally a good deal. The problem is that Microsoft sells additional
licenses at only a small savings over the list price. You're almost
certainly better off just buying a complete second copy from a discount
source.


--
Ken Blake
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> "Fred" <nospam@wowspam.com> wrote in message
> news:UR_Oe.47084$Oy2.9014@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>> "dawqr" <dawqr@online.hr> wrote in message
>> news:D eht1f$6cc$1@ss405.t-com.hr...
>>> How many times you can install and register one licensed version of
>>> WinXP? I
>>> was told that after third installation you can't install the same
>>> licesend version of WinXP and that you must buy a new licensed
>>> version?
>>
>>
>> You can install WinXP as many times as you want, it just has to be
>> on the same pc. There is no 3rd installation limit.
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 11:38:29 PM

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dawqr wrote:
> How many times you can install and register one licensed version of WinXP? I
> was told that after third installation you can't install the same licesend
> version of WinXP and that you must buy a new licensed version?
>
>

Whomever told you that was very much mistaken.

There's no limit to the number of times you can reinstall and
activate the same WinXP license on the same PC. If you have a retail
license, there's no limit to the number of times you can remove it from
one PC and install it on another. Nor is there ever a charge. Nor does
a Product Key (so long as it's not an evaluation license) ever expire.
If it's been more than 120 days since you last activated that specific
Product Key, you'll most likely be able to activate via the Internet
without problem. If it's been less, you might have to make a 5 minute
phone call.

Here are the facts pertaining to activation:

Piracy Basics - Microsoft Product Activation
http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/basics/activation/

Windows Product Activation (WPA)
http://www.aumha.org/a/wpa.htm


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Anonymous
August 24, 2005 11:40:07 PM

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dawqr wrote:
> What about installing same licenced version on more PC's? Is that posible or
> not and how many times?
>
>


You'll need to purchase a separate WinXP license for each computer on
which you install it.

Just as it has *always* been with *all* Microsoft operating
systems, it's generally necessary (to be in compliance with both the
EULA and U.S. copyright law
http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/117.html), if not technically) to
purchase one WinXP license for each computer on which it is installed.
(Consult an attorney well-versed in copyright and contract law to
determine final applicability in your specific locale.) The only way in
which WinXP licensing differs from that of earlier versions of Windows
is that Microsoft has finally added a copy protection and anti-theft
mechanism, Product Activation, to prevent (or at least make more
difficult) multiple installations using a single license.


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