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Old XP on new computer

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#1 bauerccm


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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:44 PM

Hi there. I was just wondering if it was possible to put Windows XP Home Edition from my old computer that I don't use anymore onto my inlaws used computer that they bought?
Thanks for the help!!

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:20 PM

Legally, depends on whether or not the copy was a retail version or oem, if it is a retail version you can transfer it if there are no other versions of it running anywhere. If its oem (came preinstalled) it can't be transferred. If it is retail remember to check to see if there are xp drivers for the hardware of the new pc.

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:56 AM

that and make sure the computer is physically capable of running XP. which it should, XP isnt a huge system hog.



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Posted 06 April 2009 - 08:13 AM

How do I check if there are XP drivers?

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 08:39 AM

XP has drivers for the most common hardware. A common exception is a SATA-harddrive. If you have a SATA-drive, you will need to load the drivers before installing XP or integrating them (by using a tool like nLite).
Post back if you have a SATA-drive and I will post more detailed instructions about how to load the SATA-driver for your system.

A simple way to know if everything works is just starting the setup. If it finds no drive on which to install XP you'll know there is a driver problem. If everything goes allright it means you have all drivers you need to install.

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