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  • Question

  • I have purchased Windows Xp Sp2 after 3 yers i have retaired my old computer. I have purchased a new computer. how i can installed previos windows xp on this computer and activate it.

    Friday, February 8, 2008 1:46 PM

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  • Normally, and assuming a retail license (many OEM installations are  
    BIOS-locked to a specific chipset and therefore not transferable to a  
    new motherboard - check yours before starting), unless the new  
    motherboard is virtually identical (same chipset, same IDE controllers,  
    same BIOS version, etc.) to the one on which the WinXP installation was  
    originally performed, you'll need to perform a repair (a.k.a. in-place  
    upgrade) installation, at the very least:
    How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/direc [...] US;Q315341

    You may will have to do the reactivation by a voice call..............

    Saturday, February 9, 2008 10:20 AM