Thread: Windows XP licensing ?
May 6th, 2004, 12:04 AM #1
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Windows XP licensing ?
OK...can I use the Windows XP disk to install and register my machine...then use the same disk to install on another maching and just buy a new license for that machine? Or do I have to buy a new copy of XP?
May 6th, 2004, 12:09 AM #2
All you would need is the new license, the media doesn't really matter, especially since it will be for your own use. Atleast you shouldn't have to, as when people buy licenses in bulk they buy one set of media and burn it for the other computers, especially in companys as buying more disks is pointless since they usually sell just one for cheap, i would suppose this applys to home use as well.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...buy/addlic.asp* ¨ )
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May 6th, 2004, 12:10 AM #3
According to MS, you need to have COA/License/Media.
- EDIT - I've never seen that before. That's pretty cool.This signature intentionally left blank.
May 6th, 2004, 12:11 AM #4
I think you just need the license. I know there was a software website that just sold the license only. Let me see if I can find a link for you.http://www.9software.com/ .Here it is. Never bought from them before so not sure if they are a good seller.
Last edited by dlh75; May 6th, 2004 at 12:15 AM.
May 6th, 2004, 12:18 AM #5
I found another link like Jeordiewhite's, here
Qualifying for an additional license
To qualify for an additional license, you must already have a current, valid license for the same version of Windows XP — either the full version or the version upgrade. For example, you can qualify for a Windows XP Professional full version additional license if you already have a full version of Windows XP Professional. If you currently have a version upgrade, you're eligible for an additional license for the version upgrade only. To verify that you have a qualifying version of Windows XP, we ask you to simply enter either the Product ID number (PID) or the Product Key.
You do not qualify for an additional license if your version of Windows XP was pre-loaded on your computer when you purchased it from a retailer. However, you can still order an additional copy of Windows XP. To do so, simply close this window and return to the Product Information Center.
You may purchase up to three additional licenses for each original Windows XP version for which you have a current, valid license; however, you may purchase just one additional license at a time.This signature intentionally left blank.
May 6th, 2004, 01:34 AM #6
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Thanks for the info!
May 31st, 2004, 11:00 AM #7
Am I doing something wrong. Here is what happens. I went to the Microsoft website entered in my product ID # and it said I was eligible to purchase additional licenses. However, when I go to purchase it it says the price is $296!?
I don't get it, that is way over priced. I can go by the retail version at best buy for $299. I don't get it, anybody else have this happen?
May 31st, 2004, 01:28 PM #8
No..I'm pretty sure thats just the cost of xp, one very good reason why I don't use it.“One things for sure: Whenever we play, our goalie stays warm.”
- Ville Nieminen, Pittsburgh Penguins
May 31st, 2004, 11:30 PM #9
Ok, check other places. Just like going to a dealership, dealing direct with MS is going to get you the worst price in this case.
Try here for some better prices (about 2/3 the way down are XP home and Pro for 59$ and 86$ respectively).
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