I plan to configure a dual boot system (2 HD's) with 98 SE and XP Pro on seperate HD's. How can I get around Microsofts license that limits only one Office XP PRO installation per machine - they consider loading the application program on each HD/OS (for dual boot purposes) to be two machines and claim they won't allow it - please, any suggestions or work arounds?
Actually they do know - several sources have confirmed (including Mirosoft) that each install after the first requires a "registration" for functionality - if MS detects that the key code has been used once, they prompt with an 800 to call to "get permission to re-install/explain why you are reregistering" (HD crashes, new computer after old Office program has been removed from old computer, etc). I have an older 600 mhz Dell - Dell tech confirms the above "hitch" with the 800 number prompt/requirement.
Well I have orifice XP and I have installed it at least 6 times, I have never seen the restriction you are talking about! I have also installed it on a dual boot the same as you have mentioned and never had any problems. You might have an OEM version?
I wonder if isolating the hard drive and booting using the O/S install CD, install orifice on each then see how that goes when the dual boot is re-established, it should work. That is of course you have operating systems on two separate hard drives.