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upgrade from Win98se to WinXP

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#1 Geoff777


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Posted 13 March 2005 - 07:13 AM

Hi all,
hypothetical question, if l own two computers, one using Win98se and one Win XP pro, can l upgrade the one using 98se to WinXP using the supplied manufacturers disk for my later machine? (it does say on the disk " do not use without contacting the technical support team")

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 10:51 AM

Technically speaking yes you can use the same disk. You will, however, need to contact Microsoft to get a different license number (and yes they will charge you for it). If you try to use license number provided with your current disk it will fail the authentication step and without a valid license you won't be able to use XP after the time-out period (I believe it's 30 days after installation).


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