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Transfer of Retail bought copy of XP PRO to new pc from old CRASHED DEAD PC, possible? Help! RRS feed

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  • I bought a retail version of XP Pro to install on my laptop. About a year later, the laptop is completely dead. I want to use the cd on my new computer, is there anyway I can accomplish this? And if so, how? Is there a website that might provide instructions? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 1:19 AM

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  • No problem Sal :-). Should you have any future WGA questions please don't hesitate to visit us.

     

    Stephen


    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:22 PM
    Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:22 PM

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  • Hey Sal :-),

     

    If indeed the version you purchased is a retail version then you should not have any problems whatsoever :-). Please ensure you have removed XP from the old computer. Next install the retail XP on your new system. Afterwards validate and activate XP. Visit http://www.microsoft.com/genuine. You will see Validate Now on the left side of the webpage. Please click on Validate Windows button and follow the instructions. The only problem you may run into is you may need to telephone activate. This say would occur if you have installed Windows serveral times over and over again.

     

    Take care Sal,

     

    Stephen


    Stephen Holm
    • Proposed as answer by Stephen Holm Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2:55 AM
    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2:54 AM
  • Stephen,

    Thank you for your reply. I only installed it once, so hopefully I won't have a problem. However, as far as uninstalling XP from my old computer, that's a bit of an issue. The computer is completely dead. It won't even turn on. When I took it to get repaired they told me the motherboard was fried. Will this be a problem? Are there any extra steps I should take? Again, thanks in advance. Much appreciated!

     

    Sal

    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 3:20 AM
  • Sal,

    Sorry to hear your computer is dead :(. I have had this experience. Well this should not be a problem. As a precaution I would remove the hard drive and destory it physically if the hard drive is not usable. This will further protect you should the computer be turned in to a recycling center. Should you need future assistance with WGA please visit us again :-).

     

    Stephen


    Stephen Holm
    • Proposed as answer by Stephen Holm Wednesday, January 28, 2009 6:38 PM
    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 6:37 PM
  • Stephen,

     

    I'll make sure that the hard drive is destroyed (ala Office Space - that thing caused me a lot of heart ache!). Thanks very much for your help, greatly appreciated!
    Thursday, January 29, 2009 8:55 PM
  • No problem Sal :-). Should you have any future WGA questions please don't hesitate to visit us.

     

    Stephen


    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:22 PM
    Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:22 PM