Swapped OSes between laptops, how to install with OEM discs on different brand?

Posted: 01-07-2009, 03:00 AM

HI there
I have 2 laptops, Compaq and Toshiba
The Compaq is better speced than the Toshiba and is running XP, and th
Toshiba running Vista 64 Home
I want to swap the OS's over so
I have installed the XP on the Toshiba, and am having trouble using th
factory Toshiba OEM discs on the Compaq
It seems as if the Discs are looking for a Toshiba and not seeing it

ANy help

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Swapped OSes between laptops, how to install with OEM discs on different brand?


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Carey Frisch
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Re: Swapped OSes between laptops, how to install with OEM discs on different brand?
Posted: 01-07-2009, 04:01 AM
Sorry, but the Toshiba OEM license for Windows Vista only permits installing
the Windows Vista operating system on a Toshiba computer.


"Spanners" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message news:9868b5c92223db4a86473e4437fc1850@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> HI there.
> I have 2 laptops, Compaq and Toshiba.
> The Compaq is better speced than the Toshiba and is running XP, and the
> Toshiba running Vista 64 Home.
> I want to swap the OS's over so:
> I have installed the XP on the Toshiba, and am having trouble using the
> factory Toshiba OEM discs on the Compaq.
> It seems as if the Discs are looking for a Toshiba and not seeing it?
>
> ANy help?
>
>
> --
> Spanners
Mick Murphy
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RE: Swapped OSes between laptops, how to install with OEM discs on dif
Posted: 01-07-2009, 10:34 AM
And the factory OEM disks will contain the drivers needed for the exact
models Hardware, where they are supposed to be installed.

Forget about doing it!
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"Spanners" wrote:
>
> HI there.
> I have 2 laptops, Compaq and Toshiba.
> The Compaq is better speced than the Toshiba and is running XP, and the
> Toshiba running Vista 64 Home.
> I want to swap the OS's over so:
> I have installed the XP on the Toshiba, and am having trouble using the
> factory Toshiba OEM discs on the Compaq.
> It seems as if the Discs are looking for a Toshiba and not seeing it?
>
> ANy help?
>
>
> --
> Spanners
>
Rick Rogers
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Re: Swapped OSes between laptops, how to install with OEM discs on different brand?
Posted: 01-07-2009, 11:24 AM
Hi,

Bad news: No can do. Most of these distributions are locked to the system
they ship with and will not install on other hardware. You may have gotten
lucky with XP, but Toshiba is probably using a BIOS lock or motherboard
tattoo. In either case, your license to use the operating system is
restricted to the hardware each is shipped with. You need a full retail
license to transfer to other machines.

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"Spanners" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:9868b5c92223db4a86473e4437fc1850@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> HI there.
> I have 2 laptops, Compaq and Toshiba.
> The Compaq is better speced than the Toshiba and is running XP, and the
> Toshiba running Vista 64 Home.
> I want to swap the OS's over so:
> I have installed the XP on the Toshiba, and am having trouble using the
> factory Toshiba OEM discs on the Compaq.
> It seems as if the Discs are looking for a Toshiba and not seeing it?
>
> ANy help?
>
>
> --
> Spanners
Bruce Chambers
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Re: Swapped OSes between laptops, how to install with OEM discs ondifferent brand?
Posted: 01-08-2009, 02:15 AM
Spanners wrote:
> HI there.
> I have 2 laptops, Compaq and Toshiba.
> The Compaq is better speced than the Toshiba and is running XP, and the
> Toshiba running Vista 64 Home.
> I want to swap the OS's over so:
> I have installed the XP on the Toshiba, and am having trouble using the
> factory Toshiba OEM discs on the Compaq.
> It seems as if the Discs are looking for a Toshiba and not seeing it?
>
> ANy help?
>
>

OEM versions must (generally - there are a few exceptions) be sold with
a piece of hardware (normally a motherboard or hard rive, if not an
entire PC) and is _permanently_ bound to the first PC on which it's
installed. An OEM license, once installed, is not legally transferable
to another computer under _any_ circumstances.


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Josh White
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Re: Swapped OSes between laptops, how to install with OEM discs on different brand?
Posted: 01-08-2009, 03:19 AM
On Wed, 07 Jan 2009 19:15:59 -0700, Bruce Chambers
<bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote:
> OEM versions must (generally - there are a few exceptions) be sold with
>a piece of hardware (normally a motherboard or hard rive, if not an
>entire PC) and is _permanently_ bound to the first PC on which it's
>installed. An OEM license, once installed, is not legally transferable
>to another computer under _any_ circumstances.
Half true... the part about not being transferable.

The part about being sold with a piece of hardware: not true. Hasn't
been for years. OEM install discs are being sold by the boatload with
nothing else included.

PJ White
Bruce Chambers
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Re: Swapped OSes between laptops, how to install with OEM discs ondifferent brand?
Posted: 01-08-2009, 03:58 AM
Josh White wrote:
> On Wed, 07 Jan 2009 19:15:59 -0700, Bruce Chambers
> <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote:
>
>> OEM versions must (generally - there are a few exceptions) be sold with
>> a piece of hardware (normally a motherboard or hard rive, if not an
>> entire PC) and is _permanently_ bound to the first PC on which it's
>> installed. An OEM license, once installed, is not legally transferable
>> to another computer under _any_ circumstances.
>
> Half true... the part about not being transferable.
>
> The part about being sold with a piece of hardware: not true. Hasn't
> been for years. OEM install discs are being sold by the boatload with
> nothing else included.
>

Sold, yes, but not legitimately. I suspect your mistaking System
Builder Single Packs, which include an OEM disk/license, but has
differing licensing terms. (And that is one of those exceptions to
which I referred.)



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Josh White
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Re: Swapped OSes between laptops, how to install with OEM discs on different brand?
Posted: 01-08-2009, 04:59 AM
On Wed, 07 Jan 2009 20:58:11 -0700, Bruce Chambers
<bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote:
>Josh White wrote:
>> On Wed, 07 Jan 2009 19:15:59 -0700, Bruce Chambers
>> <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote:
>>
>>> OEM versions must (generally - there are a few exceptions) be sold with
>>> a piece of hardware (normally a motherboard or hard rive, if not an
>>> entire PC) and is _permanently_ bound to the first PC on which it's
>>> installed. An OEM license, once installed, is not legally transferable
>>> to another computer under _any_ circumstances.
>>
>> Half true... the part about not being transferable.
>>
>> The part about being sold with a piece of hardware: not true. Hasn't
>> been for years. OEM install discs are being sold by the boatload with
>> nothing else included.
>>
>
>
> Sold, yes, but not legitimately. I suspect your mistaking System
>Builder Single Packs, which include an OEM disk/license, but has
>differing licensing terms. (And that is one of those exceptions to
>which I referred.)
Yep. I wasn't referring to branded OEM discs.

PJ White
 
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