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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:10 PM
For what it's worth, Louis, you're right, there. I apparently do not understand what defines the "system" it is licensed to. The XP Pro I am trying to use came installed on this hard drive. I do not understand why the chip running the hard drive makes a difference. Basically, you're saying that my only real option would be to replace the motherboard in the original computer, otherwise all my programs and data are worthless. That truly does not make sense to me, but I suppose I could live with it. If I had decided to upgrade by purchasing a motherboard for the XPS with a faster processor (which was an option I looked at, and decided against after seeing many computer forums where people bashed the original XPS motherboard for being troublewsome and failing frequently), what would be the difference?
With all due respect...that license was for a totally different system. It does not allow moving that hard drive/XP install to another system. I believe that you will find this stated in the terms of sale of that original system.
But, as I said...that's Microsoft business. I was only informing you because you seemed to not understand the difference between purchasing a retail copy of XP and installing it...versus buying an OEM system with XP installed.
Edited by NightowtOwl, 15 February 2011 - 11:13 PM.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:18 PM
could you install a copy of linux / ubuntu and dual boot.
then boot ubuntu, and transfer your files from the xp partition to an external hdd or write dvd with the info. Then when you've got all your files, buy a new copy of windows and format the drive and install that?
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:33 AM
You are correct that SOME individual software licenses do indeed allow multiple installations as long as no two are active simultaneously - just not from Microsoft. In simplest possible terms, the OS eula permits one installation on any one system at a time (unless it is an OEM version, you CAN install it on a second system if you first uninstall it from the original system). OEM copies are, of course, tied the system with which they are shipped.
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