installation ability



Sherry
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Is it possible to install XP (single purchase) on both my laptop and my PC
without purchasing a 2nd copy?
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AllenM
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Legally no. Possible? Yes.

"Sherry" <Sherry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:321635AF-A065-4510-8B71-78CB0373945D@microsoft.com...
> Is it possible to install XP (single purchase) on both my laptop and my PC
> without purchasing a 2nd copy?
> --
> smulligan

uggabugga
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
According to the license agreement, you can only install one copy of XP in
one PC. After installing XP on a computer, the installation needs to be
activated. Activating a second copy online sends up a flag where the user
would need to call Microsoft. They will grill you to find out if you have
installed the copy on more than one PC. If you tell them you did, God only
knows what they can do to you.
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"Sherry" wrote:

> Is it possible to install XP (single purchase) on both my laptop and my PC
> without purchasing a 2nd copy?
> --
> smulligan

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

>Is it possible to install XP (single purchase) on both my laptop and my PC
>without purchasing a 2nd copy?

No.

The End User License Agreement for all versions of Windows XP other
than volume licensed versions (minimum 5 licenses) restricts the
license to being installed on a single computer.

This is the same as it has been for every version of Windows since at
least Windows 3.1. And with the inclusion of Product Activation in
Windows XP there is now a mechanism to help encourage compliance with
this licensing requirement.


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
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Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
In news:321635AF-A065-4510-8B71-78CB0373945D@microsoft.com,
Sherry <Sherry@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> Is it possible to install XP (single purchase) on both my
> laptop and
> my PC without purchasing a 2nd copy?


No. 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.

If yours is a retail version, not an OEM one, you can buy extra
licenses (see
<http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/addlic.asp>).
But it's not generally a good deal. The problem is that Microsoft
sells additional licenses at only a small savings over the list
price. You're almost certainly better off just buying a complete
second copy from a discount source.


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Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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Bruce Chambers
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
Sherry wrote:
> Is it possible to install XP (single purchase) on both my laptop and my PC
> without purchasing a 2nd copy?


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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