I am interested in not having to save and buy another copy to use
on a new DAW system I am "trying to complete(sometime)".
I heard once somehing to the effect that Mr. Bill wants every pc to have its own licensed copy of xp, or in other words he's very much against an owner of the software using it on but one pc, meaning his hands remain in my pockets even after the sale.
I have an HP desktop with its oem copy of xp, and a laptop with its own oem copy of xp. I have with the laptop a 2-disk set of re-install data,and since my Pavilion did not have any that came with it, I asked HP and they sent me a 7-disk set of (data to re-install xp).
As I said, I am trying to construct a new DAW for multitrack recording audio to disk only which is obviously going to need an OS.
Can I install from one of the setup disk sets I have?
PS Thanks in advance for any help!
I happen to have a number of other questions to ask in support of my new venture(involving new things I've committed to about which I am not experienced)
<serial ATA RAID configuring, to co-op with legacy interface>
<other stuff I can't at the moment recall, but will def. come to me>
<Asus P4P800 MBoard>
<My plan was to "upgrade" my HP desktop but its non-ATX
measurements negates that, so>
<I will add a processor with an old case I've modified to handle
12"x9.6" MB, and 4 drives, with room to spare, for air-flow>
<As always, insecurity abounds, as to my ability to pull it off,
(building my first pc, a monster DAW>
<So I am impelled to reconsider the MB route, in favor of just adding a PCI card to enable SATA for my 2 Raptors in RAID 0.>
< I realize I am sometimes hard to decipher, so thanks much>
Repeat basic question for this post:
(Using back-up disks from my laptop or my desktop)
Can I install a second copy of the xp software on new pc build?
(So far I have not been asked for activation mess.)