windows XP - 2 computers

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Guest, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have Windows XP Home installed on my main computer. I used the same OS
    disk to load it onto my other computer - the two are networked.

    The 2nd computer will not allow me to register it with Microsoft; it tells
    me that registration code is invalid and it keeps counting down the number
    of days left to register. I am assuming that when the time is up, I will not
    be allowed to get updates for that computer for XP.

    Is there a way around this? I considered buying another "seat" of XP for
    that computer, but big bucks through retail ($200.00?). I bid on what was
    supposed to be a legit copy on EBay, got it for a decent price ($42.00), but
    was then informed by EBay that the sale was cancelled because "the
    intellectual property rights owner notified eBay that the listing
    potentially infringes its copyright, trademark or other rights".

    I there a way to use the same OS disk for the 2nd computer? Or can I get a
    legal copy on EBay with confidence? BTW, the 2nd computer had Windows 98 and
    I wanted to upgrade.

    Thanx
     
    Guest, Jan 22, 2005
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    David Guest

    An oem copy of xp home is about US $89.00
    Just buy from reputable retailer like newegg.com.
    ALSO,,,even a RETAIL xp home UPGRADE is
    also about the same price. Not sure where you
    are getting the $200.
    Dave
     
    David, Jan 22, 2005
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  3. "David" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > An oem copy of xp home is about US $89.00
    > Just buy from reputable retailer like newegg.com.
    > ALSO,,,even a RETAIL xp home UPGRADE is
    > also about the same price. Not sure where you
    > are getting the $200.
    > Dave
    >

    $200.00 is Probably XP Pro, though even then it's a bit high.
     
    The Ancient One, Jan 22, 2005
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  4. Guest

    N. Robinson Guest

    Windows XP, Home or Pro can only be installed and registered to one computer
    at a time. If you want to remove it from one computer and install it on
    another you have to phone Microsoft to get a new registration code. I don't
    think you would get a legal copy on e-Bay or anywhere else for much less
    than $140.
    You wouldn't really know if it's a trusted copy getting it from e-Bay until
    you go to register it.
    Hope this helps.

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I have Windows XP Home installed on my main computer. I used the same OS
    > disk to load it onto my other computer - the two are networked.
    >
    > The 2nd computer will not allow me to register it with Microsoft; it tells
    > me that registration code is invalid and it keeps counting down the number
    > of days left to register. I am assuming that when the time is up, I will

    not
    > be allowed to get updates for that computer for XP.
    >
    > Is there a way around this? I considered buying another "seat" of XP for
    > that computer, but big bucks through retail ($200.00?). I bid on what was
    > supposed to be a legit copy on EBay, got it for a decent price ($42.00),

    but
    > was then informed by EBay that the sale was cancelled because "the
    > intellectual property rights owner notified eBay that the listing
    > potentially infringes its copyright, trademark or other rights".
    >
    > I there a way to use the same OS disk for the 2nd computer? Or can I get a
    > legal copy on EBay with confidence? BTW, the 2nd computer had Windows 98

    and
    > I wanted to upgrade.
    >
    > Thanx
    >
    >
     
    N. Robinson, Jan 22, 2005
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  5. Guest

    Guest

    Officially (this is what i've read)

    *OEM is not transferrable from one comp to another. can't use the same
    code twice
    *Upgrade is only an upgrade
    *Retail does a clean install or an upgrade

    In reality, an internet thug can download a copy of Win XP (Retail),
    and the thug will most likely find that all the ones on offer are full
    versions. The thug may go to eMule or use 'bit torrent' or kazaa to
    obtain it. Each has its 'costs' and benefits.

    It may be possible illegally to reuse an OEM or do a clean install from
    an upgrade. Most internet thugs would download a copy of XP and not be
    unlucky enough to get an upgrade or OEM. They may even be lucky enough
    to get one that has already been activated by some form of
    sorcery(without the ugly women in the air riding broomsticks).
     
    , Jan 24, 2005
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  6. wrote:
    > Officially (this is what i've read)
    >
    > *OEM is not transferrable from one comp to another. can't use the same
    > code twice
    > *Upgrade is only an upgrade
    > *Retail does a clean install or an upgrade
    >
    > In reality, an internet thug can download a copy of Win XP (Retail),
    > and the thug will most likely find that all the ones on offer are full
    > versions. The thug may go to eMule or use 'bit torrent' or kazaa to
    > obtain it. Each has its 'costs' and benefits.
    >
    > It may be possible illegally to reuse an OEM or do a clean install from
    > an upgrade. Most internet thugs would download a copy of XP and not be
    > unlucky enough to get an upgrade or OEM. They may even be lucky enough
    > to get one that has already been activated by some form of
    > sorcery(without the ugly women in the air riding broomsticks).


    said thug would likely use XP corporate version + keygen. b*strd
     
    Flapping Gander, Jan 24, 2005
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    luke10

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    I have got a wireles network between 2 computers they have both got windows xp how can I make them log on to the same users:argh:
     
    luke10, Nov 3, 2007
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