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2 Copies of XP RRS feed

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  • I have XP on my machine and want to install another copy. I would like to be able to put my single licensed version on the same computer two times but on different partitions. Since I purchased a legal copy and am only installing it on one computer (twice) I see nothing wrong with it. What happens when i activate the second copy?

    The reason for needing two copies is because one copy can't handle all the software I wish to run without major problems.

    Saturday, January 20, 2007 9:12 PM

Answers

  • You can only install and activate one (1) copy of Windows XP on one (1) computer.  A second installation (on the same computer) would require the purchase of a second product key.

    How to obtain additional licenses for Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814175/en-us

    Saturday, January 20, 2007 11:03 PM
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  • You can only install and activate one (1) copy of Windows XP on one (1) computer.  A second installation (on the same computer) would require the purchase of a second product key.

    How to obtain additional licenses for Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814175/en-us

    Saturday, January 20, 2007 11:03 PM
    Moderator
  • Actually... I don't understand the reasoning to have to buy another license just to run another copy of XP on the "same computer and the same harddrive". Win98 and Millennium don't have the specific limitations that XP has. There are many programs and games that fall flat when running them on 2000. XP is just an off shoot of 2000. What happened to backward compatibility?

    Anyway... I'll abide by the rules but I don't have to like it.

    Sunday, January 21, 2007 4:50 PM