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tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 05 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re-activating XP  Reply with quote    

My nephews PC is dead and I haven't got the time to sort it, I can get a cheapo PC without OS wil he be able to install and activate the old copy of XP on the new PC?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 05 4:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Re-activating XP Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
My nephews PC is dead and I haven't got the time to sort it, I can get a cheapo PC without OS wil he be able to install and activate the old copy of XP on the new PC?


Depends if the XP disk is an upgrade disk or an OEM disk for a new PC.

jema

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 05 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

non OEM for a new PC

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 05 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
non OEM for a new PC


Not sure how to read the negative there, but if it is lacking the word upgrade I think you are okay.

jema

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 05 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That means the full retail non upgrade XP disk.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 05 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you have the upgrade disk then put it in, it will promt you to play a full edition (98, se, me )and you put it in the drive for about 5 seconds, so the machine proves you have a full version, then you put XP upgrade back in.

I did this recently and it works fine.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I notice if you have an OEM version of XP it will probably not work if you upgrade the motherboard on the PC it runs on. It seems the OEM licence is licenced to the bios and chipset of the motherboard.

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