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Old 04-16-2005, 04:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi My Dad has just got an internet cafe and has built 6 Computers but he only has 1 windows xp pro Disc is it ok by law if he could use the same disc on all 6 computers
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Old 04-16-2005, 04:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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no its not legal
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Old 04-16-2005, 03:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If it's the general install, it's perfectly legal.
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Old 04-16-2005, 05:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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no it's not legal. the windows license states a end-user can install a copy of windows on both their laptop and desktop, BUT you cannot be using both at the same time. Carlo when your dad tries to activate the same product key 6 times in such a short time, the microsoft girls will start getting suspicious. I think it used to be that instead of buying full copies of winXP you could buy OEM product keys from online stores at a fraction of the cost for a full copy of winxp. I think microcrack have disabled OEM keys though
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Old 04-16-2005, 07:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Does my dad have to activate Windows
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Old 04-17-2005, 07:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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winXP requires product activation. After 30 days your operating system will lock you out until you activate it. you can call or activate online. I think maybe they disabled online activation. In either case when your dad tries to activate it that many times in a short time they might get suspicious because as the license states the key is limited to 1 user. more info:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ctivation.mspx
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yep just gonna have to break down and get some extra copies.

or you could have your dad load up some linux
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