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I want to purchase Windows XP Professional, but I will be buying a new
computer next year to replace this one. Am I allowed to install that copy on
the new computer? I don't want to buy the same (very expensive) software
twice to use once.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    As in totaly new,then no you cant,it wont let you re-register for the
    license.
    If youre changing just the board,processor,tower,then you could,changing all
    components would red light the process.

    "I. Johnson" wrote:

    > I want to purchase Windows XP Professional, but I will be buying a new
    > computer next year to replace this one. Am I allowed to install that copy on
    > the new computer? I don't want to buy the same (very expensive) software
    > twice to use once.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Wrong. If you buy a retail version of XP, you can move it to another
    machine, so long as it is removed from the other machine.

    RTFM

    "Andrew E." <eckrichco@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:36CF07A9-5D2A-4304-9CEA-0FBAD67F0AD8@microsoft.com...
    > As in totaly new,then no you cant,it wont let you re-register for the
    > license.
    > If youre changing just the board,processor,tower,then you could,changing
    > all
    > components would red light the process.
    >
    > "I. Johnson" wrote:
    >
    >> I want to purchase Windows XP Professional, but I will be buying a new
    >> computer next year to replace this one. Am I allowed to install that copy
    >> on
    >> the new computer? I don't want to buy the same (very expensive) software
    >> twice to use once.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    "I. Johnson" <I. Johnson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A716DCBA-51C2-4C98-973F-5AF459D16FB0@microsoft.com
    > I want to purchase Windows XP Professional, but I will be buying a new
    > computer next year to replace this one. Am I allowed to install that
    > copy on the new computer? I don't want to buy the same (very
    > expensive) software twice to use once.

    Any purchase of WinXP can only be installed on one computer. To install
    your copy on a new computer you will have to remove it from where it is
    installed, install it on the new one and activate by telephone.

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    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
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  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Hi,

    If you are purchasing a retail (not OEM) version of WindowsXP (Pro or Home),
    then you can install it on a different machine as long as you have removed
    it from the current installation. If it is more than 120 days between
    activation, then you will likely be able to activate the new installation
    automatically. The worst case scenario means you have to make a phone call.

    Your new machine may come with WinXP already installed, most do nowadays -
    unless of course you like to build your own.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "I. Johnson" <I. Johnson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A716DCBA-51C2-4C98-973F-5AF459D16FB0@microsoft.com...
    >I want to purchase Windows XP Professional, but I will be buying a new
    > computer next year to replace this one. Am I allowed to install that copy
    > on
    > the new computer? I don't want to buy the same (very expensive) software
    > twice to use once.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Yes, you can use it on your new computer, but you should first remove it
    from your old computer. The rule is: One license for JUST ONE computer,
    unless you purchase a multiple PC license.

    "I. Johnson" <I. Johnson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A716DCBA-51C2-4C98-973F-5AF459D16FB0@microsoft.com...
    >I want to purchase Windows XP Professional, but I will be buying a new
    > computer next year to replace this one. Am I allowed to install that copy
    > on
    > the new computer? I don't want to buy the same (very expensive) software
    > twice to use once.
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