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Anonymous
April 16, 2004 2:09:16 AM

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Is it legal to install XP Pro on two computers in home network connected to
Internet through a shared broadband connection?

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Anonymous
April 16, 2004 2:26:54 AM

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Hi,

You'll have to purchase two Windows XP Pro's on each seperate computer.


--
Gary Tsang
Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp


"Frank McVeigh" <frank.mcveigh@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> Is it legal to install XP Pro on two computers in home network connected
> to
> Internet through a shared broadband connection?
>
>
Anonymous
April 16, 2004 2:46:24 AM

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I went on the Microsoft site and they mention group licences from 5
computers and up in several steps. I had assumed that 1 to 5 computers could
be installed with XP Pro in a network without buying separate physical
programs. Is there a license for the 1 to 5 group or am I required to
purchase two physical boxed OEM packages as you seem to indicate. It appears
that the price is quite high to network two home computers.

"Gary Tsang" <garyDELETE@MEaumha.org> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> You'll have to purchase two Windows XP Pro's on each seperate computer.
>
>
> --
> Gary Tsang
> Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>
>
> "Frank McVeigh" <frank.mcveigh@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:0fHfc.29804$vF3.1755876@news20.bellglobal.com...
> > Is it legal to install XP Pro on two computers in home network connected
> > to
> > Internet through a shared broadband connection?
> >
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
April 16, 2004 2:51:14 AM

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Network doesn't make any difference, it's a single license is for one
computer, whether they're networked, not networked, in the same house, or in
the same room.

Just like the 5-license package is for 5 computers, not 10 or 15.

On the other hand, XP isn't required if you want to network your computers.

"Frank McVeigh" <frank.mcveigh@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:RNHfc.25396$2Z6.1056991@news20.bellglobal.com...
> I went on the Microsoft site and they mention group licences from 5
> computers and up in several steps. I had assumed that 1 to 5 computers
could
> be installed with XP Pro in a network without buying separate physical
> programs. Is there a license for the 1 to 5 group or am I required to
> purchase two physical boxed OEM packages as you seem to indicate. It
appears
> that the price is quite high to network two home computers.
>
> "Gary Tsang" <garyDELETE@MEaumha.org> wrote in message
> news:%235saZp1IEHA.3240@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > Hi,
> >
> > You'll have to purchase two Windows XP Pro's on each seperate computer.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Gary Tsang
> > Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
> > http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> >
> >
> > "Frank McVeigh" <frank.mcveigh@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> > news:0fHfc.29804$vF3.1755876@news20.bellglobal.com...
> > > Is it legal to install XP Pro on two computers in home network
connected
> > > to
> > > Internet through a shared broadband connection?
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
April 16, 2004 3:28:49 AM

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On the back of the Windows XP box, please read the statement
"For installation and use on one computer"
(see License Agreement for license terms).

To access the License Agreement on your XP computer, go to:

Start > Run and type: WINVER , and hit enter.

Then click on "End-User License Agreement".

You can also open XP's "Help and Support" and type: EULA
and hit enter. Click on "Questions and answers about the EULA".

The End-User License Agreement states quite clearly:

"You may install, use, access, display and run one copy
of the Software on a single computer...."

You can install one (1) copy of Windows XP on one (1) computer.
Additional installations requires additional licenses (Product Keys)
for each installation on a different computer.

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

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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Anonymous
April 16, 2004 2:03:32 PM

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Greetings --

No, of course not.

As it has *always* been with *all* Microsoft operating
systems, it's necessary (to be in compliance with the EULA, if not
technically) to purchase one WinXP license for each computer on which
it is installed. 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

You can buy additional licenses, assuming you have a retail
license. Naturally, Microsoft cannot sell additional OEM licenses.
Be aware, however, that you'll probably pay more this way than you
would if you were to buy a second copy of WinXP from a discount
retailer; Microsoft will only offer you a 15% discount off their MSRP.

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Home Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/addlic...

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Professional
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/addlic....


Bruce Chambers

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"Frank McVeigh" <frank.mcveigh@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> Is it legal to install XP Pro on two computers in home network
> connected to
> Internet through a shared broadband connection?
>
>
Anonymous
April 16, 2004 2:05:22 PM

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Greetings --

If you wish to buy a Volume License (minimum of 5 installations),
you can, but it'll be a *lot* more expensive than simply buying 2
retail licenses.


Bruce Chambers

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"Frank McVeigh" <frank.mcveigh@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:RNHfc.25396$2Z6.1056991@news20.bellglobal.com...
>I went on the Microsoft site and they mention group licences from 5
> computers and up in several steps. I had assumed that 1 to 5
> computers could
> be installed with XP Pro in a network without buying separate
> physical
> programs. Is there a license for the 1 to 5 group or am I required
> to
> purchase two physical boxed OEM packages as you seem to indicate. It
> appears
> that the price is quite high to network two home computers.
>
> "Gary Tsang" <garyDELETE@MEaumha.org> wrote in message
> news:%235saZp1IEHA.3240@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> You'll have to purchase two Windows XP Pro's on each seperate
>> computer.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Gary Tsang
>> Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>>
>>
>> "Frank McVeigh" <frank.mcveigh@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
>> news:0fHfc.29804$vF3.1755876@news20.bellglobal.com...
>> > Is it legal to install XP Pro on two computers in home network
>> > connected
>> > to
>> > Internet through a shared broadband connection?
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
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