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lamuskrat

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I have 2 desktops and 3 laptops in this house (+ 1 on loan) all are on xp pro with the exception of 1, I think its on Media Center. Problem is they are all OEM version OS's. I just bought a pc off ebay and wish to dump the Vista and replace with XP pro. From what I have been reading and I am hoping not to be correct in my assumption, I will be required to buy a copy of XP pro, is this correct?
I take it that I can't even clone the HDD because of the embedded code on the MB, is this correct?


This is exactly why I been trying Linux distros....Bill Gates and M$ don't need anymore of my money.
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From what I have been reading and I am hoping not to be correct in my assumption, I will be required to buy a copy of XP pro, is this correct?


Hello lamuskrat

All machines must have their own licence key so yes you will need to buy a copy.
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Ubuntu or pclinux are looking real good for a dual boot on this new pc
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