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Can i re- register windows xp on to a new pc??

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January 9, 2011 12:09:20 PM

hi i have a registed copy of windows and was thinking off upgrading my pc, the one ive been looking at doesnt come with windows can i put my copy of windows on to the new pc and still be legal ????

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January 9, 2011 12:38:32 PM

It depends on whether it's an OEM or Retail version. Retail versions can be transferred to a new computer whereas OEM versions cannot.
January 9, 2011 1:09:12 PM

thanks for the reply im a total novice!! the pc come from an insurance claim about 5 years ago and there was no disk just have to put the key code in is this retail???
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January 9, 2011 1:15:20 PM

Do you have the COA sticker? If so, what does it say?
January 9, 2011 1:40:14 PM

yea got the sticker it just says at top windows xp home edition fujitsu siemens computers then just the product key and bar codes????
January 9, 2011 1:41:01 PM

It's an OEM product key.
January 9, 2011 1:48:08 PM

ok thanks what is the diff between oem or retail ???
January 9, 2011 2:04:16 PM

what would be the cheapest way off putting windows xp on a new system legally?? if you say the retail ones can be used again do people sell them 2nd hand?? and are these ok ? or is it best to get new ??? have been looking the new ones are 100 plus !! sorry if a sound really stupid jus ant got a clue with pcs thanks