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Transferring XP to new machine

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September 24, 2003 7:10:03 PM

I've heard all sorts of stories about XP and the EULA. I'm upgrading to an all-new machine - which will obviously require the installation of a new OS. I have a legitimate copy of XP Pro and want to use it on the new system.

I've not been following the PC market of late - so in that regard, I'm ignorant. To my questions -

The old system will be torn down, cannibalized & formatted. I will NOT be using my copy of XP on two machines.

#1 – Is transferring the OS to the new machine a legitimate use of the software?

#2 – Never mind legitimacy – can it even be done? If so - how?


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September 24, 2003 7:16:37 PM

you can legitely install win xp in your new computer as long as you uninstall it in your old computer. I wouldnt recommend "transfering" a xp installation to another computer, since you may get hardware errors. just do a clean install on your new computer.

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September 24, 2003 8:15:11 PM

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#1 – Is transferring the OS to the new machine a legitimate use of the software?

You bought it, it's yours. The only problem that you might have is if you have an OEM version, that's on a recovery CD. ie: If you have a Hewlett Packard or Compaq recovery cd with XP on it.

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#2 – Never mind legitimacy – can it even be done? If so - how?

Just boot from the CD and follow the instructions.

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September 25, 2003 2:05:30 PM

lol i like you klutz, you're raw and straight-to-the-point

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