Windows XP license

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Arno and Triny, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. Hi Guys.

    I have just upgrade to a pentium IV from an AMD and now windows want me to
    buy a new license for my computer? how come? don't want to buy another one
    as it's the same PC??? just mother board and CPU change and new graphic
    card.
    Any help is welcome,

    Arnaud
    Arno and Triny, Mar 4, 2004
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  2. Arno and Triny

    Robert Baer Guest

    Arno and Triny wrote:
    >
    > Hi Guys.
    >
    > I have just upgrade to a pentium IV from an AMD and now windows want me to
    > buy a new license for my computer? how come? don't want to buy another one
    > as it's the same PC??? just mother board and CPU change and new graphic
    > card.
    > Any help is welcome,
    >
    > Arnaud


    Welcome to the greed of Micro$uck...
    Robert Baer, Mar 4, 2004
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  3. what are the alternative?

    "Robert Baer" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Arno and Triny wrote:
    > >
    > > Hi Guys.
    > >
    > > I have just upgrade to a pentium IV from an AMD and now windows want me

    to
    > > buy a new license for my computer? how come? don't want to buy another

    one
    > > as it's the same PC??? just mother board and CPU change and new graphic
    > > card.
    > > Any help is welcome,
    > >
    > > Arnaud

    >
    > Welcome to the greed of Micro$uck...
    Arno and Triny, Mar 4, 2004
    #3
  4. Arno and Triny

    G Smith Guest

    You can use the same version.

    After you install windows and go to activate it will give you the
    instructions and a phone number to call to change your registration key.


    "Arno and Triny" <> wrote in message
    news:4046da3a$0$31890$...
    > Hi Guys.
    >
    > I have just upgrade to a pentium IV from an AMD and now windows want me to
    > buy a new license for my computer? how come? don't want to buy another one
    > as it's the same PC??? just mother board and CPU change and new graphic
    > card.
    > Any help is welcome,
    >
    > Arnaud
    >
    >
    G Smith, Mar 4, 2004
    #4
  5. I did it and call them they say i need to buy a new license I this could be
    another PC?

    arnaud
    "G Smith" <> wrote in message
    news:lPC1c.8655$...
    > You can use the same version.
    >
    > After you install windows and go to activate it will give you the
    > instructions and a phone number to call to change your registration key.
    >
    >
    > "Arno and Triny" <> wrote in message
    > news:4046da3a$0$31890$...
    > > Hi Guys.
    > >
    > > I have just upgrade to a pentium IV from an AMD and now windows want me

    to
    > > buy a new license for my computer? how come? don't want to buy another

    one
    > > as it's the same PC??? just mother board and CPU change and new graphic
    > > card.
    > > Any help is welcome,
    > >
    > > Arnaud
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    Arno and Triny, Mar 4, 2004
    #5
  6. Arno and Triny

    Wizard Guest

    This just means that it needs to be re-activated. Call the number and
    tell them what changed; it will cost nothing.

    Arno and Triny wrote:
    >
    > Hi Guys.
    >
    > I have just upgrade to a pentium IV from an AMD and now windows want me to
    > buy a new license for my computer? how come? don't want to buy another one
    > as it's the same PC??? just mother board and CPU change and new graphic
    > card.
    > Any help is welcome,
    >
    > Arnaud
    Wizard, Mar 4, 2004
    #6
  7. Arno and Triny

    DeMoN LaG Guest

    "Arno and Triny" <> wrote in
    news:4046fd02$0$14970$:

    > I did it and call them they say i need to buy a new license I this
    > could be another PC?
    >


    Either you didn't call them and are making this up, or you totally didn't
    say what the system is telling you is wrong. Windows XP is /not/ telling
    you that you need a new license. No where does it say that. It is saying
    that your copy of XP has been activated before and with different hardware,
    so it wants you to call their number and say "Hey, I just bought a new
    motherboard, processor and video card" and they'll give you a new
    activation key. Unless, that is, you rae using and OEM version of XP, in
    which case the license actually says it is good for only 1 machine and can
    not be transfered.

    --
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    AIM: FrznFoodClerk
    DeMoN LaG, Mar 4, 2004
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    Thor Guest

    "Arno and Triny" <> wrote in message
    news:4046f388$0$16103$...
    > what are the alternative?


    Follow the directions from WindowsXP to re-activate online. Or, simply call
    Microsoft support and explain that you upgraded your PC, and they will give
    you the activation code. It shouldn't be a problem, and you shouldn't have
    to buy anything.
    Thor, Mar 4, 2004
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    slick Guest

    If in the end you absolutely have to buy a new license (I doubt you will) go
    to http://www.saveateagle.com/micwinxphomo.html for Windows XP HOME or
    http://www.saveateagle.com/micwinxpproo2.html for Windows XP PRO.
    "Wizard" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > This just means that it needs to be re-activated. Call the number and
    > tell them what changed; it will cost nothing.
    >
    > Arno and Triny wrote:
    > >
    > > Hi Guys.
    > >
    > > I have just upgrade to a pentium IV from an AMD and now windows want me

    to
    > > buy a new license for my computer? how come? don't want to buy another

    one
    > > as it's the same PC??? just mother board and CPU change and new graphic
    > > card.
    > > Any help is welcome,
    > >
    > > Arnaud
    slick, Mar 5, 2004
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    Michael-NC Guest

    "Arno and Triny" <> wrote in message
    news:4046da3a$0$31890$...
    > Hi Guys.
    >
    > I have just upgrade to a pentium IV from an AMD and now windows want me to
    > buy a new license for my computer? how come? don't want to buy another one
    > as it's the same PC??? just mother board and CPU change and new graphic
    > card.
    > Any help is welcome,
    >
    > Arnaud
    >
    >


    *Disclaimer*
    This is not a direct answer to the OP's problem, just a solution.

    This is where P2P really shines.

    The Blue List keygen and all is well...



    Stick it to the man!
    Michael-NC, Mar 5, 2004
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    Robert Baer Guest

    Arno and Triny wrote:
    >
    > what are the alternative?
    >
    > "Robert Baer" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Arno and Triny wrote:
    > > >
    > > > Hi Guys.
    > > >
    > > > I have just upgrade to a pentium IV from an AMD and now windows want me

    > to
    > > > buy a new license for my computer? how come? don't want to buy another

    > one
    > > > as it's the same PC??? just mother board and CPU change and new graphic
    > > > card.
    > > > Any help is welcome,
    > > >
    > > > Arnaud

    > >
    > > Welcome to the greed of Micro$uck...


    Get rid of XP; use Win2K or WinME or Linux or... instead.
    Robert Baer, Mar 5, 2004
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  12. Arno and Triny

    DeMoN LaG Guest

    Robert Baer <> wrote in news:4048374E.39F43CA9
    @earthlink.net:

    > Get rid of XP; use Win2K or WinME or Linux or... instead.
    >


    Product Activation is hardly a reason to use a harder to learn operating
    system, a ludicrously outdated operating system, or one that is so arcane a
    non techy going to it would probably never figure out how to install a new
    program.

    --
    website: http://www.demonlag.com
    AIM: FrznFoodClerk
    DeMoN LaG, Mar 5, 2004
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