Originally posted by Law
If you bought an OEM disk from a store like newegg or tigerdirect than that's ok, but the license only requires you to install it on one machine. But if it's like an OEM from Dell that came with your Dell or HP or Sony..then it won't work..install won't even work. You can't even use the key too. So you need to buy another OEM disk from a retailer.
Unless you have some kind of corporate license volume to install on multiple computers..I've seen at my college, M$ still reports some instances of Windows XP on Vmware as not genuine version..then later the message would go away...strange. They're having a lot of problems with the WGA software.
gateway's oem works on others computers. most companies like dell, hp and compaq use a corperate version to network install xp. then they throw a regular serial on the side.
that's one reason the ms is telling many legitmate computer that they are not geniuine.