Posted 04 December 2010 - 07:08 PM
Hello, I have a question about an old XP disk that I have. It was provided to my girlfriend while she was in college, by the university, but she never used it. I have the product key, however, the disk says it is "unlicensed". If I install it I am assuming that it will not pass windows authentication. If it does not, does anyone know if I can purchase a license, or has Microsoft stopped selling XP licenses? I couldn't seem to track down an answer on their site. If so, would this cost as much as buying Windows 7? I would prefer to keep XP, because my computer is older, and I am working on building a new one, which I will purchase Windows 7 for. This is a work in progress, and for financial reasons has to be done a little at a time. In the mean time, I have no desktop, because my current installation of windows has become unusable.