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1 Xp Pro Cd On 2 Computers?


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#1 Nfithteen

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:46 PM

I have 2 comuters in my home one in the living room and one in my beedroom.

I have just purchased a windows XP pro cd and installed it on the computer in my livingroom due to having a pirated one installed before.

Could i use that same copy of Windows XP on the computer in my bedroom, and will it be genuine?

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 06:14 PM

If you have two computers that have no licensing, installing a single licensed copy of Windows XP on both is piracy - stealing. One licence gives you rights to place software on one computer.

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 11:35 PM

If you install XP on both computers your ability to update your operating system will be suspended on both computers as soon as you try to verify your operating system on the second computer.
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Posted 01 May 2007 - 11:48 PM

Sometimes, windows disks allow you to activate it up to 3 times, meaning you "Could" install it on two computers. Just depends on your license agreenment.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 12:17 AM

Just went and read the EULA again one copy = 1 computer to use the cd more than once, you must purchase an additional license. below is paragraph 1 of 19

Microsoft Windows XP Professional

END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This End-User
License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement between you
(either an individual or a single entity) and Microsoft
Corporation for the Microsoft software product identified above,
which includes computer software and may include associated
media, printed materials, "online" or electronic documentation,
and Internet-based services ("Product"). An amendment or
addendum to this EULA may accompany the Product. YOU AGREE TO BE
BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS EULA BY
INSTALLING, COPYING, OR OTHERWISE USING THE
PRODUCT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT INSTALL
OR USE THE PRODUCT; YOU MAY RETURN IT TO YOUR
PLACE OF PURCHASE FOR A FULL REFUND.

1. GRANT OF LICENSE. Microsoft grants you the following rights
provided that you comply with all terms and conditions of
this EULA:

* Installation and use. You may install, use, access,
display and run one copy of the Product on a single
computer, such as a workstation, terminal or other device
("Workstation Computer"). The Product may not be used
by more than two (2) processors at any one time on any
single Workstation Computer. You may permit a maximum
of ten (10) computers or other electronic devices (each
a "Device") to connect to the Workstation Computer to
utilize the services of the Product solely for File and
Print services, Internet Information Services, and remote
access (including connection sharing and telephony
services). The ten connection maximum includes any
indirect connections made through "multiplexing" or other
software or hardware which pools or aggregates
connections. Except as otherwise permitted by the
NetMeeting, Remote Assistance, and Remote Desktop
features described below, you may not use the Product
to permit any Device to use, access, display or run other
executable software residing on the Workstation Computer,
nor may you permit any Device to use, access, display,
or run the Product or Product's user interface, unless
the Device has a separate license for the Product.

* Mandatory Activation. The license rights granted under this
EULA are limited to the first thirty (30) days after
you first install the Product unless you supply
information required to activate your licensed copy in
the manner described during the setup sequence of the
Product. You can activate the Product through the use
of the Internet or telephone; toll charges may apply.
You may also need to reactivate the Product if you modify
your computer hardware or alter the Product. There are
technological measures in this Product that are designed
to prevent unlicensed or illegal use of the Product.
You agree that we may use those measures.

* Storage/Network Use. You may also store or install a copy
of the Product on a storage device, such as a network
server, used only to install or run the Product on your
other Workstation Computers over an internal network;
however, you must acquire and dedicate an additional
license for each separate Workstation Computer on or
from which the Product is installed, used, accessed,
displayed or run. A license for the Product may not be
shared or used concurrently on different Workstation
Computers.

* Reservation of Rights. Microsoft reserves all rights not
expressly granted to you in this EULA.


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Posted 02 May 2007 - 06:37 AM

Sometimes, windows disks allow you to activate it up to 3 times, meaning you "Could" install it on two computers. Just depends on your license agreenment.


Gavin you have Windows and Office confused. On the retail versions of MS Office 2003 and newer you will be allowed to install a second instance of MS Office. This does not apply to the OEM version, as indicated in the following article.

Product Activation Facts.

Does Microsoft Product Activation allow customers to install products on a laptop as well as on a PC?

Consumers should refer to the terms of the product's End User License Agreement. In some cases, the Microsoft EULA allows customers who are the primary user of Microsoft applications such as Office and Word to install one additional copy on their laptop computer for their exclusive use. This does not apply to product licenses acquired with the purchase of a PC. These OEM licenses are single-use licenses that cannot be transferred to another PC. Windows XP can also only be installed on a single computer. Installation and subsequent activation on a different computer requires a new license.


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Posted 02 May 2007 - 11:15 AM

There are copies here that the university sells as a family upgrade package. It allows 3 activations for 3 computers using the same key.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 01:00 PM

Yes I understand that and they will have 3 COAs enclosed with the packaging. You can also use a Corporate Edition which generates as many legitimate Keys as you need, but Microsoft does not make an OEM or Retail version of windows that can have the same COA (Key code) installed on multiple computer. If you do your access to updates will be removed as soon as the second instance logs onto Microsoft's Update Servers.
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 03:13 PM

WOW I gota stop using my Windows XP cd to install windows on other people's computers I Work on :thumbsup:
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 06:59 PM

You can use the same CD, just not the same CD key. It depends on what type of XP it is. If its XP Pro "Academic" edition, then the licence can be installed on ONE desktop computer, and ONE laptop.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 09:41 PM

In the XP Professional EULA there are no distinction between the number of installations, you are limited to one installation per copy. The only distinction are that you must qualify as an educator or full time student to purchase and use the Academic Edition of Microsoft's software.

1.1 Installation and use. You may install, use, access, display and run one copy of the Software on a single computer, such as a workstation, terminal or other device ("Workstation Computer"). The Software may not be used by more than two (2) processors at any one time on any single Workstation Computer.


10. ACADEMIC EDITION SOFTWARE. To use Software identified as "Academic Edition" or "AE," you must be a "Qualified Educational User." For qualification-related questions, please contact the Microsoft Sales Information Center/One Microsoft Way/Redmond, WA 98052-6399 or the Microsoft subsidiary serving your country.


If you know of a Microsoft link that has express permissions that allows the use of any Microsoft operating system on more than one computer at a time I would like to see it.
BTW I thought it was understood we were talking about the use of the key code on more than one computer, not just the disk. Installing the disk without a key code is a waste of time, since the installation would not be complete without it. That is with the exception of a corporate edition.
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