Processor upgrade with OEM version of XP Home RRS feed

  • Question

  • I bought an Intel motherboard, Pentium processor, memory, HDD, etc., and a new OEM version of XP Home, from TigerDirect.com two years ago, and built my own PC.  Now I'd like to change just the processor (to a Pentium D), leaving all the other components the same (including the motherboard).  Can I do that, and continue to use the existing copy of XP?  I won't bother to buy the processor if I have to pay for another XP license.

    Here's the output of the WGADiag tool:

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0066.0):
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Online Validation Code: N/A
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-
    Windows Product Key Hash: ********************
    Windows Product ID: 76477-OEM-2168551-24311
    Windows Product ID Type: 3
    Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010300.2.0.hom
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    ID: {AA54DD94-4320-4A8D-9427-56CCB3BECA8A}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered,
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-171-1
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 0
    File Exists: Yes
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    Friday, November 23, 2007 2:29 PM


  • Q. "Can I do that, and continue to use the existing copy of XP?"


    A.  Yes.

    Friday, November 23, 2007 2:49 PM