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Old 12-22-2004, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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have gateway pc from gateway with win xp. have another pc that has win 98 but crashed. replaced motherboard and have a wireless router to network the two. my question is, can i install win xp with the software that came from gateway or is it only good for the pc it came with?
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AFAIk you can use that cd to install XP in the 2nd computer. But you will be restricted in certain ways I guess. You cannot activate the product and use windows updates.
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if i can't use updates it wouldn't be a good thing would it?
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it wouldn't be a good thing would it?
Nope, it is a good thing ...... just kidding.

Microsoft is notorious for its patches and updates. But if you are worried about security , install service packs, ditch IE [ use firefox] , use a 3rd party firewall [zonealarm], a free AV scanner [avast], some spyware/adware protection tools[ ad-aware se & spybot S&D ].
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The windows XP is ONLY good for the computer it was bought with. Anything else is considered a copywrite violation. Liz
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