Windows Activation



Durby Groy
07-10-2005, 03:15 AM
Box1 (Old) [Activated.]
Box2 (New) [Not Activated]

What happen if i install Windows XP on
the Box2 with the same CD key use to install on Box1,
Will i be rejected to activate Box2 ?

let's assume the Box1 already been stolen or burn and will not be use
anymore.

Mike Brannigan [MSFT]
07-10-2005, 03:15 AM
"Durby Groy" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:Oq5veo3VFHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Box1 (Old) [Activated.]
> Box2 (New) [Not Activated]
>
> What happen if i install Windows XP on
> the Box2 with the same CD key use to install on Box1,
> Will i be rejected to activate Box2 ?
>
> let's assume the Box1 already been stolen or burn and will not be use
> anymore.

If your Retail copy of Windows XP is no longer on Box 1 due to it being
burned etc (must be a Retail copy as OEM lives and dies on first PC
installed to) then you may be able to activate over the Internet - if not
then activate via telephone.

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Regards,

Mike
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"Durby Groy" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:Oq5veo3VFHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Box1 (Old) [Activated.]
> Box2 (New) [Not Activated]
>
> What happen if i install Windows XP on
> the Box2 with the same CD key use to install on Box1,
> Will i be rejected to activate Box2 ?
>
> let's assume the Box1 already been stolen or burn and will not be use
> anymore.
>

Durby Groy
07-10-2005, 03:15 AM
Thanks Mike,

I have more question;

1.) if the retail version on Box2 successfully activated.
then if Box1 somehow has recovered back.
what will happen on this 2 boxes since both already a activated
windows?

2.) if Box1 is a OEM version, that means i must buy another XP CD
to install on New Box even i still have the OEM CD with me ?

3.) How to know if the XP copy is a retail or OEM when
we bough a new PC from shops ?


Thanks for your info.

"Mike Brannigan [MSFT]" <mikebran@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:%23Lbda24VFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> "Durby Groy" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:Oq5veo3VFHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Box1 (Old) [Activated.]
>> Box2 (New) [Not Activated]
>>
>> What happen if i install Windows XP on
>> the Box2 with the same CD key use to install on Box1,
>> Will i be rejected to activate Box2 ?
>>
>> let's assume the Box1 already been stolen or burn and will not be use
>> anymore.
>
> If your Retail copy of Windows XP is no longer on Box 1 due to it being
> burned etc (must be a Retail copy as OEM lives and dies on first PC
> installed to) then you may be able to activate over the Internet - if not
> then activate via telephone.
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Mike
> --
> Mike Brannigan [Microsoft]
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights
>
> Please note I cannot respond to e-mailed questions, please use these
> newsgroups
>
> "Durby Groy" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:Oq5veo3VFHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Box1 (Old) [Activated.]
>> Box2 (New) [Not Activated]
>>
>> What happen if i install Windows XP on
>> the Box2 with the same CD key use to install on Box1,
>> Will i be rejected to activate Box2 ?
>>
>> let's assume the Box1 already been stolen or burn and will not be use
>> anymore.
>>
>
>

Mike Brannigan [MSFT]
07-10-2005, 03:15 AM
"Durby Groy" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:OFIxzA6VFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Thanks Mike,
>
> I have more question;
>
> 1.) if the retail version on Box2 successfully activated.
> then if Box1 somehow has recovered back.
> what will happen on this 2 boxes since both already a activated
> windows?
>

You must purchase a second license for one of the boxes as you are now in
violation of the EULA and licensing for Windows XP.

> 2.) if Box1 is a OEM version, that means i must buy another XP CD
> to install on New Box even i still have the OEM CD with me ?
>

Yes - you may not transfer an OEM copy/license from one PC to another. This
is one of the restrictions of OEM products and why they are cheaper then
Retail.

> 3.) How to know if the XP copy is a retail or OEM when
> we bough a new PC from shops ?
>

Look at the CD and packaging the CD came in.
It may say "only for sale with a new PC" or something like that - or it may
say OEM on the CD face. Also look at the sticker on the PC with the product
activation number on it - it may say OEM
see
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/ww/windows/quiz_coa.mspx?quizType=oem&compareButton=Compare+Now

Also see
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/ww/windows/default.mspx

Retail boxes are big and blue (for Pro - green for Home)

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Regards,

Mike
--
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"Durby Groy" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:OFIxzA6VFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Thanks Mike,
>
> I have more question;
>
> 1.) if the retail version on Box2 successfully activated.
> then if Box1 somehow has recovered back.
> what will happen on this 2 boxes since both already a activated
> windows?
>
> 2.) if Box1 is a OEM version, that means i must buy another XP CD
> to install on New Box even i still have the OEM CD with me ?
>
> 3.) How to know if the XP copy is a retail or OEM when
> we bough a new PC from shops ?
>
>
> Thanks for your info.
>
> "Mike Brannigan [MSFT]" <mikebran@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:%23Lbda24VFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> "Durby Groy" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:Oq5veo3VFHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> Box1 (Old) [Activated.]
>>> Box2 (New) [Not Activated]
>>>
>>> What happen if i install Windows XP on
>>> the Box2 with the same CD key use to install on Box1,
>>> Will i be rejected to activate Box2 ?
>>>
>>> let's assume the Box1 already been stolen or burn and will not be use
>>> anymore.
>>
>> If your Retail copy of Windows XP is no longer on Box 1 due to it being
>> burned etc (must be a Retail copy as OEM lives and dies on first PC
>> installed to) then you may be able to activate over the Internet - if not
>> then activate via telephone.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Mike
>> --
>> Mike Brannigan [Microsoft]
>>
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights
>>
>> Please note I cannot respond to e-mailed questions, please use these
>> newsgroups
>>
>> "Durby Groy" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:Oq5veo3VFHA.2196@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> Box1 (Old) [Activated.]
>>> Box2 (New) [Not Activated]
>>>
>>> What happen if i install Windows XP on
>>> the Box2 with the same CD key use to install on Box1,
>>> Will i be rejected to activate Box2 ?
>>>
>>> let's assume the Box1 already been stolen or burn and will not be use
>>> anymore.
>>>
>>
>>
>
>


Windows Activation