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Old 04-22-2008, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

i own the Dell xps720 and im on Vista Ultimate, My old machine was the Dell Dimensions 5000, on which I had XP sp2..

question is... If i format my current machine can I use the same disk from my old machine to load windows?

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Old 04-22-2008, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No. It would be illegal and against the EULA and Terms of Service. You will need to purchase a new serial for XP.
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What if he does install it, regardless of a new serial, how would Microsoft know? just curious...
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It sends information about your system to them. If it does not match what they have on file when he goes to activate it. They will know that it is pirated.
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so where would be the cheapest place to get a copy of xp?
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Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - Operating Systems
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Well that depends. Since you are from the UK you can not get it from new egg. You will have to use Google.co.uk to fin donline realitors around you.
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How'd you know he was from the UK? lol, a different thread?
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