re-use xp?


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Thomas Morgan

XP was only in my old computer a few weeks before it died
completly (the computer, not xp, a cpu burnout).
I can't aford a new one now and plan to use my laptop
until next year.
Is there any way to get MS to allow me to use the XP (in
my laptop) that I paid for but am now not able to use?
I paid full price and only got a few weeks use from it!
Thomas Morgan
 
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Ron Martell

Thomas Morgan said:
XP was only in my old computer a few weeks before it died
completly (the computer, not xp, a cpu burnout).
I can't aford a new one now and plan to use my laptop
until next year.
Is there any way to get MS to allow me to use the XP (in
my laptop) that I paid for but am now not able to use?
I paid full price and only got a few weeks use from it!
Thomas Morgan
If it is a retail version of Windows XP then it is licensed to you and
you can install it on any computer you want to, provided it is only
ever installed on one computer at any given point.

If it is an OEM version of Windows XP (e.g. came bundled with a new
computer or with some new hardware) then the licenses is locked to the
first computer that it is installed on and cannot be transferred to a
different computer. So if the first computer is unrepairable or
destroyed then the OEM license is dead.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

"The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much."
 

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