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  • I have Widows XP Professional 1-2 CPU HPQ sticker on my broken old laptop. Can I transfer the sticker to my new desktop PC as a valid license? Because my new desktop PC comes with Windows 7 Starter which do not allow me to install some software likes SQL Server Express.

    Thank You.

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 7:45 AM

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  • "bluerock99" wrote in message news:fad6d2ce-20ce-4d2a-aa1d-ba8612084dad...

    I have Widows XP Professional 1-2 CPU HPQ sticker on my broken old laptop. Can I transfer the sticker to my new desktop PC as a valid license? Because my new desktop PC comes with Windows 7 Starter which do not allow me to install some software likes SQL Server Express.

    Thank You.


    No - OEM Licenses are valid ONLY on the original machine, with its original motherboard (unless the motherboard is replaced under warranty conditions)
     
    It's likely that a machine that came only with Starter installed is going to be unsuitable for use with programs such as SQL server

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 8:47 AM
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