How to transfer Xp license from my old to new machine RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,


    I havea windows XP home edition bought as a box piece from microsoft dealer,


    I am considering to buy a new system i want to know can i use the same windows xp for my new machine also.


    Please let me know on sathishar1980@gmail.com

    Monday, April 30, 2007 1:44 AM


  • Sathishar,

    If the license for XP is a retail license you are allowed to move the license from one computer to another.  If the license is an OEM license, it is "married" to the computer onto which it is first installed and cannot be moved to another computer.

    If retail, just install XP onto the new computer.  The process of activating the new installation will invalidate the old installation on the old computer at some point in the future.

    Monday, April 30, 2007 2:38 AM