is it possible to install xp pro with same key on another computer

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by monica_465, Aug 10, 2005.

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  1. monica_465

    monica_465 Guest

    i have win xp cd which i have purchased from microsoft so can i install xp pro with the same key on another computer or i have to pay for another key
     
  2. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

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    Hey monica_465, welcome to Wilders!

    You have to have a license key for each computer you install it on. When you install XP, it verifies the key with MS to ensure authenticity. If you tried on another machine, it wouldn't work :)

    Hope that helps
     
  3. monica_465

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    what about microsoft office pro edition ?
     
  4. trickyricky

    trickyricky Registered Member

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    You can install it on loads of computers, but as has already been said, you need to own a license for each and every installation you set up from your CD, otherwise you're breaking the law. It will work on more PCs if you don't have the licenses, but if you get caught, it will be very expensive.
     
  5. sunita_singh

    sunita_singh Guest

    but in india specially mumbai almost 70% of computer using illegal copies and keys of microsoft they are earning lots of money why microsoft is not taking action against them ?
     
  6. Firecat

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    Because of these reasons :) :-

    1)Nobody reports them
    2)The activation program is sometimes cracked so that no info is sent to Microsoft, and they do not find out.

    By the way, do you live in Mumbai? :)
     
  7. sunita_singh

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    Yes I am from mumbai
     
  8. Firecat

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    I live in Bombay/Mumbai too. :)
     
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