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bluegang6

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hey,

i have an old laptop that fell, and is now fried.
The laptop still has the XP Pro certificate of Authenticity, and i am wanting to install it on the new system once done.
what can i do to install XP Pro on it?
i dont want to buy a CD, but are there any possible answers?

thanks in Advance
sincerely yours,



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Howdy:

Need a little clarification here.

Are you fixing the old system or getting a new one?

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im building a brand new desktop, my laptop fell apart (it fell down the stairs)
i still have the Hard drive, i actually made it an external one.
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You get to go out and buy a new copy of XP. The version you have is OEM and cannot legally be installed on any other system. In fact, it probably wouldn't install as it will be looking for hardware specific to the old laptop.

Based on Microsoft's OEM EULA, that install is forever married to the original system even if it is now junk. BTW, you only bought the right to use the software according to the EULA and licensing agreement.

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so it is completely useless now :)!?
dang.
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Yep.. Also, depending on your new build, I would seriously consider going to Vista or Win7 instaed.

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great, so i cannot benifit freom anything from my old laptop.
u can find a build question (has my whole build) here: http://www.geekstogo...me-t251598.html if you want to see which OS would be best for me
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hmm, i just spoke it over wit my dad,
the laptop, had a previous installation of windows 2000,
his company then installed XP pro on it,m and slapped a certificate on the bottom, he then bought the laptop
does that mean i can use it or nope?
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Nope..

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so, legally, i cant use it, but it is possible right? (im not saying i WILL use it, i will have to get my dad to ask his company if he is legally allowed to do so)
but because, they installed it...
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Perhaps you should read our Terms of Use.

-Jason

Edited by OpenOutcome, 04 September 2009 - 09:00 PM.

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i have not yet abused any terms of use.
i was just wandering.
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I doubt anyone here will help you by informing what you could do illegally. Even if it was for informational purposes only.
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no, no, i was asking for LEGAL issues,
am i allowed to do so or not, and why.
it was transferred AFTER the build, so i dont see why not.
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Let me quote some of Murray's wording for you:

Based on Microsoft's OEM EULA, that install is forever married to the original system even if it is now junk. BTW, you only bought the right to use the software according to the EULA and licensing agreement.


Do you understand?
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