Posted 28 March 2005 - 02:55 AM
My 10c worth:
I don't know the arrangement regarding XP and educational establishments but in the case of 98 I do know that the CD was a special because at installation the CD key was already filled in. This had nothing to do with Academic versions of software. If MS followed the same system with XP then if you (or your wife) can borrow the CD from a school it will probably install without any key.
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