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#1 Monty007

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 01:02 AM

Hi everyone, I want to clear up something so I need your advice. I bought a laptop a couple of years ago and it came with a XP media cd. Which did not have the OS installed, I did all that and registered it with Microsoft over the phone. Now the screen is damaged and I want to buy a second hand lappy and install this Media Centre cd.
Q1:If I use a part out of the old lappy can I use the XP media cd?
Q2: Will the XP cd work ih the new lappy? or only for the old one?

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 11:54 AM

Is it an OEM license? I would guess that it is, but I don't have Media Center.

As for whether it will work on a new laptop...I can only say that I think your chances would be better if it were a desktop.

Bottom line: You lose nothing and gain valuable information...if you try it and talk to the personnel responsible for activation. They can give you a definitive answer in a few seconds.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 12:43 AM

I purchased XP Pro OEM for my old computer. When I built my new one I removed it from the old one, replaced it with 98SE, and installed the XP Pro on the new computer. Have had no problems, even called Micro$oft once when I could not activate due to a reformat and no problems. I say give a shot.. :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 04:43 PM

Thanks guys, thats what I thought. I will see what happens and have nothin to loose.
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 06:36 PM

Microsoft will work with you...

As stated above, just call if you have problems, telling them what happened, and they will straighten things out.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:35 PM

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Microsoft will work with you...

:thumbsup:

Wha wha wha what??? Are you referring to the same Microsoft that is connected to Mr. Bill Gates???

Wow, that has not been my experience, but I am glad they have worked with you in the past. :flowers:
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 08:18 AM

Microsoft's Activation call center is pretty helpful. I use it on a regular basis at work. They have a certain set of rules to go by - but as long as you answer their questions correctly they'll assist you in reactivating your system with little or no hassle.
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 09:46 PM

Microsoft's Activation call center is pretty helpful. I use it on a regular basis at work. They have a certain set of rules to go by - but as long as you answer their questions correctly they'll assist you in reactivating your system with little or no hassle.


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