Moving XP Pro from one desktop to another



Jim
07-10-2005, 02:19 AM
The windows xp professional EULA has a statement in it that says you can
move the software internally from one workstation to another, provided
you completely delete XP Pro from the first. However, the activation
description I read would make you belive that you can't delete it from
one computer and install it on another as the activation code is
previously registered on the old machine.
I want to delete my WIN XP Pro from an old HP Pavilion and put the
pavilion back to it's original win 98se. I then want to install my XP
PRO on my newer desktop to replace WIN2K. It looks like if I do that I
am withing the EULA of only having it installed on one machine at a
time. Is what I want to do possible? Can I call Microsoft and explain
what I need to do and have them delete the first activation from their
database? If not, how can I remove it from one machine and put it on
another? Does anyone have the phone number or e-mail address where I
can ask microsoft?
Thanks,
Jim Kennedy
LT USN(Ret)

Jupiter Jones [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:19 AM
Jim;
There is no problem as long as Windows XP is retail and not OEM.
Simply remove Windows XP from the first computer and install on the second.

Attempt internet activation, if that fails, choose the option to activate by
phone.
Call Microsoft at the displayed number, normally done in about 5 minutes.

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http://www.dts-l.org


"Jim" <jimatpines@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:Xfqwe.6976$Xv.3503@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
> The windows xp professional EULA has a statement in it that says you can
> move the software internally from one workstation to another, provided you
> completely delete XP Pro from the first. However, the activation
> description I read would make you belive that you can't delete it from one
> computer and install it on another as the activation code is previously
> registered on the old machine.
> I want to delete my WIN XP Pro from an old HP Pavilion and put the
> pavilion back to it's original win 98se. I then want to install my XP PRO
> on my newer desktop to replace WIN2K. It looks like if I do that I am
> withing the EULA of only having it installed on one machine at a time. Is
> what I want to do possible? Can I call Microsoft and explain what I need
> to do and have them delete the first activation from their database? If
> not, how can I remove it from one machine and put it on another? Does
> anyone have the phone number or e-mail address where I can ask microsoft?
> Thanks,
> Jim Kennedy
> LT USN(Ret)

Jim
07-10-2005, 02:19 AM
Jupiter Jones [MVP] wrote:
> Jim;
> There is no problem as long as Windows XP is retail and not OEM.
> Simply remove Windows XP from the first computer and install on the second.
>
> Attempt internet activation, if that fails, choose the option to activate by
> phone.
> Call Microsoft at the displayed number, normally done in about 5 minutes.
>
Thanks Jupiter,

That's what I needed to know. I have gathered the info (product ID and
product CODE), now I'm looking for the toll free number. Sure would be
nice to have it beforehand. If I can't find it, I'll just wait for it to
pop up when I do the install.
Thanks again,
JFK

kp2kp4
07-10-2005, 02:19 AM
The Number to Microsoft is 1-800-MICRO-SOFT (1-800-64276-7638) The problem I
have with them is that they bounced me to DELL support at 1-800-869-3915 who
bounced me here. I want to install Win XP onto a computer it was once on but,
my computer crashed and now I am trying to reload it. I just wanted a new
code so I can continue using windows. If you get somewhere let me know please.

"Jim" wrote:

> The windows xp professional EULA has a statement in it that says you can
> move the software internally from one workstation to another, provided
> you completely delete XP Pro from the first. However, the activation
> description I read would make you belive that you can't delete it from
> one computer and install it on another as the activation code is
> previously registered on the old machine.
> I want to delete my WIN XP Pro from an old HP Pavilion and put the
> pavilion back to it's original win 98se. I then want to install my XP
> PRO on my newer desktop to replace WIN2K. It looks like if I do that I
> am withing the EULA of only having it installed on one machine at a
> time. Is what I want to do possible? Can I call Microsoft and explain
> what I need to do and have them delete the first activation from their
> database? If not, how can I remove it from one machine and put it on
> another? Does anyone have the phone number or e-mail address where I
> can ask microsoft?
> Thanks,
> Jim Kennedy
> LT USN(Ret)
>

Jupiter Jones [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:19 AM
You got bounced around partly because that is not the correct number for
activation.
The correct number for your particular region is displayed on the activation
screen.

Also if your computer and Windows XP are Dell, Activation should not be
required.
Are you using the original Dell Windows XP CD?
Is your Dell computer still in the original hardware configuration?

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
http://www.dts-l.org


"kp2kp4" <kp2kp4@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6A25C154-381C-4F78-AF2A-CC19F00F1653@microsoft.com...
> The Number to Microsoft is 1-800-MICRO-SOFT (1-800-64276-7638) The problem
> I
> have with them is that they bounced me to DELL support at 1-800-869-3915
> who
> bounced me here. I want to install Win XP onto a computer it was once on
> but,
> my computer crashed and now I am trying to reload it. I just wanted a new
> code so I can continue using windows. If you get somewhere let me know
> please.

pscyime
07-10-2005, 02:19 AM
Hi

Like the man says you have to run the activation wizard, select you
country/region and then AND ONLY THEN does it display the relevant no
to phone

Also as previouly mentioned for this to work your XP must be retail NOT
OEM

Regards


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Moving XP Pro from one desktop to another