XP Home install on multiple computers.



Teo
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
Hi,
I bought a computer with XP home addition on it and i want to also install
it on my computer in the living room. I know that with XP it started making
you register to avoid using one disk to install on many computers but i
thought there was a low # (like 3) which your OEM XP Home addition could be
installed on.

could you please let me know if this is correct or what the options may be.
I know i could buy more licenses but i don't want to do that if i am allowed
to install a few times. How much would an extra license run usually?

Thank You, Matt

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
Teo wrote:
> Hi,
> I bought a computer with XP home addition on it and i want to also
> install it on my computer in the living room. I know that with XP it
> started making you register to avoid using one disk to install on
> many computers but i thought there was a low # (like 3) which your
> OEM XP Home addition could be installed on.
>
> could you please let me know if this is correct or what the options
> may be. I know i could buy more licenses but i don't want to do that
> if i am allowed to install a few times. How much would an extra
> license run usually?
>
> Thank You, Matt

Did you get a reinstall CD or a recovery image with your computer?

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Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
No. A preinstalled OEM version of Windows XP cannot
be transferred nor activated on a different computer. Its
license is exclusively tied to the manufacturer's computer.

Additionally, each installation of Windows XP, installed
on different computers, requires its own unique license.

Please read your End-User License Agreement by going
to Start > Run and type: WINVER , and hit enter. Then
click on "End-User License Agreement".

In order to upgrade your other computer, you'll have to
purchase a conventional "Retail Upgrade Version" of
Windows XP.

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"Matt" wrote:

| Hi,
| I bought a computer with XP home addition on it and i want to also install
| it on my computer in the living room. I know that with XP it started making
| you register to avoid using one disk to install on many computers but i
| thought there was a low # (like 3) which your OEM XP Home addition could be
| installed on.
|
| could you please let me know if this is correct or what the options may be.
| I know i could buy more licenses but i don't want to do that if i am allowed
| to install a few times. How much would an extra license run usually?
|
| Thank You, Matt

Alias
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote

>
> In order to upgrade your other computer, you'll have to
> purchase a conventional "Retail Upgrade Version" of
> Windows XP.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch

Or the OP can buy a cheaper OEM version and clean install that.

Alias

Teo
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
Thanks for your responses,

Kurttrail, it is the origional XP disk from microsoft.

Thanks for the idea Alias, i will just hunt down my old version of 2000
instead of buying a license or another OS. It's mostly for friends and guests
to use the internet and check mail in the main room and would not warrent
spending more money for that little of use.

"Alias" wrote:

>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote
>
> >
> > In order to upgrade your other computer, you'll have to
> > purchase a conventional "Retail Upgrade Version" of
> > Windows XP.
> >
> > --
> > Carey Frisch
>
> Or the OP can buy a cheaper OEM version and clean install that.
>
> Alias
>
>
>

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
Teo wrote:
> Thanks for your responses,
>
> Kurttrail, it is the origional XP disk from microsoft.
>
> Thanks for the idea Alias, i will just hunt down my old version of
> 2000 instead of buying a license or another OS. It's mostly for
> friends and guests to use the internet and check mail in the main
> room and would not warrent spending more money for that little of use.

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Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
In news:5B79F86D-D07D-4B77-8368-BE39C9C62EF7@microsoft.com,
Teo <Teo@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> I bought a computer with XP home addition on it and i want to
> also
> install it on my computer in the living room. I know that with
> XP it
> started making you register


Activate, not register. Activation is required. Registration is
optional.



> to avoid using one disk to install on
> many computers but i thought there was a low # (like 3) which
> your
> OEM XP Home addition could be installed on.


Well, yes, it's a low number, but that number is one.
The rule is quite clear. It's one copy (or one license) for each
computer.

There's nothing new here. This is exactly the same rule that's
been in effect on every version of Windows starting with Windows
3.1. The only thing new with XP is that there's now an
enforcement mechanism.


> could you please let me know if this is correct or what the
> options
> may be.


Sorry, three is not correct.


> I know i could buy more licenses but i don't want to do that
> if i am allowed to install a few times. How much would an
> extra
> license run usually?


Actually you could not buy extra licenses. If yours were a retail
version, not an OEM one, you could buy extra licenses (see
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/addlic.asp). But
since your copy of XP came pre-installed on your computer, it's
an OEM version and you don't qualify for it.


But it's not generally a good deal anyway. The problem is that
Microsoft sells additional licenses at only a small savings over
the list price. You'd almost certainly be better off just buying
extra copies from a discount source.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup

Ron Martell
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Teo <Teo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Hi,
>I bought a computer with XP home addition on it and i want to also install
>it on my computer in the living room. I know that with XP it started making
>you register to avoid using one disk to install on many computers but i
>thought there was a low # (like 3) which your OEM XP Home addition could be
>installed on.


There is a low # which your Windows XP could be installed on.

That low # is the same low # that it has been with every version of
Windows since Windows 3.1.

That low # is 1. Period.

Good luck


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Teo
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Thanks Ken,
I will jsut go back to the W2000 which came with it. I had gotten a bad
infection and since i had to re-install anyway i figured i would upgrade if I
could.

"Ken Blake" wrote:

> In news:5B79F86D-D07D-4B77-8368-BE39C9C62EF7@microsoft.com,
> Teo <Teo@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>
> > I bought a computer with XP home addition on it and i want to
> > also
> > install it on my computer in the living room. I know that with
> > XP it
> > started making you register
>
>
> Activate, not register. Activation is required. Registration is
> optional.
>
>
>
> > to avoid using one disk to install on
> > many computers but i thought there was a low # (like 3) which
> > your
> > OEM XP Home addition could be installed on.
>
>
> Well, yes, it's a low number, but that number is one.
> The rule is quite clear. It's one copy (or one license) for each
> computer.
>
> There's nothing new here. This is exactly the same rule that's
> been in effect on every version of Windows starting with Windows
> 3.1. The only thing new with XP is that there's now an
> enforcement mechanism.
>
>
> > could you please let me know if this is correct or what the
> > options
> > may be.
>
>
> Sorry, three is not correct.
>
>
> > I know i could buy more licenses but i don't want to do that
> > if i am allowed to install a few times. How much would an
> > extra
> > license run usually?
>
>
> Actually you could not buy extra licenses. If yours were a retail
> version, not an OEM one, you could buy extra licenses (see
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/addlic.asp). But
> since your copy of XP came pre-installed on your computer, it's
> an OEM version and you don't qualify for it.
>
>
> But it's not generally a good deal anyway. The problem is that
> Microsoft sells additional licenses at only a small savings over
> the list price. You'd almost certainly be better off just buying
> extra copies from a discount source.
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>
>

Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
In news:B15323CA-12B5-4A0B-BF6C-A5A20A411E76@microsoft.com,
Teo <Teo@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> Thanks Ken,


You're welcome. Glad to help.



> I will jsut go back to the W2000 which came with it. I had
> gotten a
> bad infection and since i had to re-install anyway i figured i
> would
> upgrade if I could.


I think that's a reasonable choice. Although XP has numbers of
improvements over 2000, it's not *that* much better, and may not
be worth your spending the money.

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>
> "Ken Blake" wrote:
>
>> In news:5B79F86D-D07D-4B77-8368-BE39C9C62EF7@microsoft.com,
>> Teo <Teo@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>
>>> I bought a computer with XP home addition on it and i want to
>>> also
>>> install it on my computer in the living room. I know that
>>> with
>>> XP it
>>> started making you register
>>
>>
>> Activate, not register. Activation is required. Registration
>> is
>> optional.
>>
>>
>>
>>> to avoid using one disk to install on
>>> many computers but i thought there was a low # (like 3) which
>>> your
>>> OEM XP Home addition could be installed on.
>>
>>
>> Well, yes, it's a low number, but that number is one.
>> The rule is quite clear. It's one copy (or one license) for
>> each
>> computer.
>>
>> There's nothing new here. This is exactly the same rule that's
>> been in effect on every version of Windows starting with
>> Windows
>> 3.1. The only thing new with XP is that there's now an
>> enforcement mechanism.
>>
>>
>>> could you please let me know if this is correct or what the
>>> options
>>> may be.
>>
>>
>> Sorry, three is not correct.
>>
>>
>>> I know i could buy more licenses but i don't want to do that
>>> if i am allowed to install a few times. How much would an
>>> extra
>>> license run usually?
>>
>>
>> Actually you could not buy extra licenses. If yours were a
>> retail
>> version, not an OEM one, you could buy extra licenses (see
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/addlic.asp).
>> But
>> since your copy of XP came pre-installed on your computer,
>> it's
>> an OEM version and you don't qualify for it.
>>
>>
>> But it's not generally a good deal anyway. The problem is that
>> Microsoft sells additional licenses at only a small savings
>> over
>> the list price. You'd almost certainly be better off just
>> buying
>> extra copies from a discount source.
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>> Please reply to the newsgroup

Lil' Dave
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
"Ron Martell" <ron.martell@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:h7jp91hi99dstlmpcvoj9196hpg4o2rg0b@4ax.com...
> Teo <Teo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >Hi,
> >I bought a computer with XP home addition on it and i want to also
install
> >it on my computer in the living room. I know that with XP it started
making
> >you register to avoid using one disk to install on many computers but i
> >thought there was a low # (like 3) which your OEM XP Home addition could
be
> >installed on.
>
>
> There is a low # which your Windows XP could be installed on.
>
> That low # is the same low # that it has been with every version of
> Windows since Windows 3.1.
>
> That low # is 1. Period.
>
> Good luck
>
>
> Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
> --
> Microsoft MVP
> On-Line Help Computer Service
> http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>
> In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
> http://aumha.org/alex.htm

In backing Ron's statement, an excerpt from a Win98SE license agreement:
Systems Software. You may install and use one copy of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT
on a single computer, including a workstation, terminal or other digital
electronic device ("COMPUTER").

WinME's is the same.

Bruce Chambers
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
Teo wrote:
> Hi,
> I bought a computer with XP home addition on it and i want to also install
> it on my computer in the living room. I know that with XP it started making
> you register to avoid using one disk to install on many computers but i
> thought there was a low # (like 3) which your OEM XP Home addition could be
> installed on.
>
> could you please let me know if this is correct or what the options may be.
> I know i could buy more licenses but i don't want to do that if i am allowed
> to install a few times. How much would an extra license run usually?
>
> Thank You, Matt
>


You'll need to purchase a separate WinXP license for each computer
on which you install it.

Just as it has *always* been with *all* Microsoft operating
systems, it's necessary (to be in compliance with both the EULA and U.S.
copyright law http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/117.html), if not
technically) to purchase one WinXP license for each computer on which it
is installed. (Consult an attorney versed in copyright law to determine
final applicability in your locale.) The only way in which WinXP
licensing differs from that of earlier versions of Windows is that
Microsoft has finally added a copy protection and anti-theft mechanism,
Product Activation, to prevent (or at least make more difficult)
multiple installations using a single license.

One can buy additional licenses, assuming one already has a retail
license. Naturally, Microsoft cannot sell additional OEM licenses. Be
aware, however, that you'll probably pay more this way than you would if
you were to buy a second copy of WinXP from a discount retailer;
Microsoft will only offer you a 15% discount off their MSRP.

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Home Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/addlic.asp

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Professional
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/addlic.asp


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kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
Bruce Chambers wrote:
> Teo wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I bought a computer with XP home addition on it and i want to also
>> install it on my computer in the living room. I know that with XP
>> it started making you register to avoid using one disk to install on
>> many computers but i thought there was a low # (like 3) which your
>> OEM XP Home addition could be installed on.
>>
>> could you please let me know if this is correct or what the options
>> may be. I know i could buy more licenses but i don't want to do that
>> if i am allowed to install a few times. How much would an extra
>> license run usually? Thank You, Matt
>>
>
>
> You'll need to purchase a separate WinXP license for each computer
> on which you install it.
>
> Just as it has *always* been with *all* Microsoft operating
> systems, it's necessary (to be in compliance with both the EULA and
> U.S. copyright law http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/117.html),
> if not technically) to purchase one WinXP license for each computer
> on which it is installed.

Only Bruce would be so ignorant to pawn off a limitation on the
Copyright Owner's rights as a limitation on the owner of a copy!

"Limitations on exclusive rights: Computer programs" Exclusive Rights
under copyright law mean the rights of the copyright owner! Too Bad
Brucey isn't bright enough to understand copyright law!

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XP Home install on multiple computers.