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  • I am going to buy a new computer, can I install my existing XP on the new one or do I need to buy another XP disk?

     

    The info I saw that was asked for on another thread was:

     

    Windows XP Home Edition w/ service pack 2

     

    Yellow tag with product key in paper disk holder

     

    Do not know which computer I will purchase yet

     

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    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-2920-80070002_025D1FF3-171-1

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    Sunday, February 24, 2008 6:41 PM

Answers

  • Anne Bright,

     

    If your retail XP is a Genuine full retail license, yes, you can move it from its current computer to a new computer.  However, based on your posted report, it's difficult to tell if you have a genuine copy of XP.  And I'm not sure why you would have a full retail license for XP Home on a Dell XPS-Z computer which shoudl have come with an OEM installation of XP.

     

    Install it on the new computer but do not immediately activate.  Take advantage of the 30 day grace period to be sure eveything is working properly and to transfer your data from the old to the new.  Finally, remove that retail copy of XP from your old computer.  Since the old computer is a Dell, it probably came from Dell with an OEM installation of Windows--put that back onto it.

    Monday, February 25, 2008 3:18 AM