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Old 03-16-2005, 04:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies again. Thanks for typing up all the costs elbatrop and the total. On the Tom's Hardware guide it says you can buy a second license for cheaper in you already have Win XP on one computer. Does anyone know how you do this?
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just use the same one if you have it...my dad has installed the same windows on 3 computers and no problems yet.
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I don't have it. It came preinstalled on this computer.
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ohhhh...can you borrow it from a friend or something like that?
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Old 03-16-2005, 05:00 PM   #25 (permalink)
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just use the same one if you have it...my dad has installed the same windows on 3 computers and no problems yet.
Although it does work, it is still illegal.
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haha this is true...but people still dl music for the internet for free don't they...plus i think microsoft has enough money to spare a couple illegal installs.
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Old 03-16-2005, 05:04 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Heres some info about buying licenses without buying more cds:

http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusine...xp/volume.mspx
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I going to keep it legal. They made it, they should get paid for it. Same goes for music.
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Thanks elbatrop, but I only need the license for one more computer, not 5
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Yes it is illegal. But I don't think Microsoft will go after anyone for just installing software for "free" on their own computer. They will probably go after companies that build computer that pirate software - but probably not after people! If they do it too much, people will most likely explore open source alternatives even more. . They don't want that..
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