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  • i have a window xp home edition that i wanted to trnsfere to an other computer  how can i do that 
    Thursday, July 24, 2008 2:06 PM

Answers

  •  Morning Yollie,

        First your question is off topic for the WGA Forum. There are many versions of Windows XP such as OEM System Builder, OEM SLP, and Retail  etc. Depending on what version you currently have would dictate the transferability.  Please read your End User Licensing Agreement (EULA). The EULA will provide you with the best resource of information as how you may use and transfer Windows XP Home.   In order to read your EULA, click Start>Run, type winver
    and click OK, then click on the link for the license terms or EULA.  The best recommendation I can offer is purchasing retail versions of Windows operating systems if you always upgrade as well as completely rebuild. The retail version has much more flexibility. Please visit Find License Terms for Software Licensed from Microsoft @:  http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/useterms/ . Next use the drop down list boxes and find your version of XP Home edition. Once completed clicked on the GO button. Below you will be provided with an PDF file containing the EULA. Another alternative you can post this question @ the Discussions in Windows XP General Newsgroup located here  

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.general&lang=en&cr=US 



    I hope this will point you in the right direction for guidance.


    Thank you,

    Stephen Holm, MS


    Stephen Holm
    • Edited by Stephen Holm Thursday, July 24, 2008 6:08 PM Changed wording
    • Marked as answer by StephenHolm Friday, July 25, 2008 10:10 PM
    Thursday, July 24, 2008 5:28 PM

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  • Yollie,

    Assuming you are in the USA....

    If the XP Home license is a full retail license, you can move it from one computer to another, as long as you uninstall it from the previous computer.

    If the XP Home is an upgrade retail license, you can move it from one computer to another, as long as you uninstall it from the previous computer.

    Both of these would have been purchased in a nice pretty retail box.

    If the XP Home is an OEM license, that license for XP Home is permanently tied to the computer onto which it was first installed and is NOT permitted to be moved to any other computer.

    To read the license for your XP Home, click  Start>Run, type winver and click OK.  In the resultant window, click on the link to read your EULA.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Thursday, July 24, 2008 5:26 PM
  •  Morning Yollie,

        First your question is off topic for the WGA Forum. There are many versions of Windows XP such as OEM System Builder, OEM SLP, and Retail  etc. Depending on what version you currently have would dictate the transferability.  Please read your End User Licensing Agreement (EULA). The EULA will provide you with the best resource of information as how you may use and transfer Windows XP Home.   In order to read your EULA, click Start>Run, type winver
    and click OK, then click on the link for the license terms or EULA.  The best recommendation I can offer is purchasing retail versions of Windows operating systems if you always upgrade as well as completely rebuild. The retail version has much more flexibility. Please visit Find License Terms for Software Licensed from Microsoft @:  http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/useterms/ . Next use the drop down list boxes and find your version of XP Home edition. Once completed clicked on the GO button. Below you will be provided with an PDF file containing the EULA. Another alternative you can post this question @ the Discussions in Windows XP General Newsgroup located here  

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.general&lang=en&cr=US 



    I hope this will point you in the right direction for guidance.


    Thank you,

    Stephen Holm, MS


    Stephen Holm
    • Edited by Stephen Holm Thursday, July 24, 2008 6:08 PM Changed wording
    • Marked as answer by StephenHolm Friday, July 25, 2008 10:10 PM
    Thursday, July 24, 2008 5:28 PM