WinXP pro install question

Posted: 03-21-2009, 07:59 AM
Okay... I think I know the answer to this, but I'm going to ask it anyway.

One of my older computers is failing, so I'm going to be getting a new
system, but it has no hard drive in it. What I want to do is remove the
working drive outta that computer that has Windows XP installed already on
it, and place it into a new computer system (either pre-built or custom built
by me). My question is, do I still have to purchase another license
altogether, or will I be okay without having to purchase a license (which
would be another $269.00 that I don't have right now)? All I am doing
essentially is taking a working hard drive out of a computer system that is
going down the tubes and placing it into a more stable system.

Any constructive feedback is appreciated. Thanks!

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~Jeffrey R. Kuntzelman 2009
"Your bark is only as good as your bite. BITE HARD!!" -JRK 2004

WinXP pro install question


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Peter Foldes
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Re: WinXP pro install question
Posted: 03-21-2009, 01:06 PM
The XP in your old HD is it an OEM or a Retail version. If it is an OEM then XP dies
with your old computer and you need to purchase another XP. If it is a Retail
version of XP then you can do a Repair install when booting the new computer with
the Old drive

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"Jeffrey R. Kuntzelman" <jeffrey.kuntzelman@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:921D4B09-33F7-4B38-8389-39A8C2C42536@microsoft.com...
> Okay... I think I know the answer to this, but I'm going to ask it anyway.
>
> One of my older computers is failing, so I'm going to be getting a new
> system, but it has no hard drive in it. What I want to do is remove the
> working drive outta that computer that has Windows XP installed already on
> it, and place it into a new computer system (either pre-built or custom built
> by me). My question is, do I still have to purchase another license
> altogether, or will I be okay without having to purchase a license (which
> would be another $269.00 that I don't have right now)? All I am doing
> essentially is taking a working hard drive out of a computer system that is
> going down the tubes and placing it into a more stable system.
>
> Any constructive feedback is appreciated. Thanks!
>
> --
> ~Jeffrey R. Kuntzelman 2009
> "Your bark is only as good as your bite. BITE HARD!!" -JRK 2004
Jeffrey R. Kuntzelman
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Re: WinXP pro install question
Posted: 03-21-2009, 01:28 PM
I'm fairly sure it's not OEM. How would I be able to tell?


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~Jeffrey R. Kuntzelman 2009
"Your bark is only as good as your bite. BITE HARD!!" -JRK 2004


"Peter Foldes" wrote:
> The XP in your old HD is it an OEM or a Retail version. If it is an OEM then XP dies
> with your old computer and you need to purchase another XP. If it is a Retail
> version of XP then you can do a Repair install when booting the new computer with
> the Old drive
>
> --
> Peter
>
> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>
> "Jeffrey R. Kuntzelman" <jeffrey.kuntzelman@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:921D4B09-33F7-4B38-8389-39A8C2C42536@microsoft.com...
> > Okay... I think I know the answer to this, but I'm going to ask it anyway.
> >
> > One of my older computers is failing, so I'm going to be getting a new
> > system, but it has no hard drive in it. What I want to do is remove the
> > working drive outta that computer that has Windows XP installed already on
> > it, and place it into a new computer system (either pre-built or custom built
> > by me). My question is, do I still have to purchase another license
> > altogether, or will I be okay without having to purchase a license (which
> > would be another $269.00 that I don't have right now)? All I am doing
> > essentially is taking a working hard drive out of a computer system that is
> > going down the tubes and placing it into a more stable system.
> >
> > Any constructive feedback is appreciated. Thanks!
> >
> > --
> > ~Jeffrey R. Kuntzelman 2009
> > "Your bark is only as good as your bite. BITE HARD!!" -JRK 2004
>
>
Jerry
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Re: WinXP pro install question
Posted: 03-21-2009, 09:07 PM
Right-click My Computer > Properties and look in Registered to: If there is
an OEM in there you're out of luck.

"Jeffrey R. Kuntzelman" <jeffrey.kuntzelman@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:3E97F739-9C7C-4F3F-8C88-23B3C9C11AB1@microsoft.com...
> I'm fairly sure it's not OEM. How would I be able to tell?
>
>
> --
> ~Jeffrey R. Kuntzelman 2009
> "Your bark is only as good as your bite. BITE HARD!!" -JRK 2004
>
>
> "Peter Foldes" wrote:
>
>> The XP in your old HD is it an OEM or a Retail version. If it is an OEM
>> then XP dies
>> with your old computer and you need to purchase another XP. If it is a
>> Retail
>> version of XP then you can do a Repair install when booting the new
>> computer with
>> the Old drive
>>
>> --
>> Peter
>>
>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>>
>> "Jeffrey R. Kuntzelman" <jeffrey.kuntzelman@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:921D4B09-33F7-4B38-8389-39A8C2C42536@microsoft.com...
>> > Okay... I think I know the answer to this, but I'm going to ask it
>> > anyway.
>> >
>> > One of my older computers is failing, so I'm going to be getting a new
>> > system, but it has no hard drive in it. What I want to do is remove
>> > the
>> > working drive outta that computer that has Windows XP installed already
>> > on
>> > it, and place it into a new computer system (either pre-built or custom
>> > built
>> > by me). My question is, do I still have to purchase another license
>> > altogether, or will I be okay without having to purchase a license
>> > (which
>> > would be another $269.00 that I don't have right now)? All I am doing
>> > essentially is taking a working hard drive out of a computer system
>> > that is
>> > going down the tubes and placing it into a more stable system.
>> >
>> > Any constructive feedback is appreciated. Thanks!
>> >
>> > --
>> > ~Jeffrey R. Kuntzelman 2009
>> > "Your bark is only as good as your bite. BITE HARD!!" -JRK 2004
>>
>>


 
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