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Old 04-05-2007, 02:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Legitimizing Illegal XP Pro install ??

I have a PC that has an "illegal" copy of XP Pro currently running on it.

I want to legally upgrade it and at the same time retain all the settings.

Do I buy an Upgrade version of XP or do I need the Full Version to make this copy LEGAL ??
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I know in the past if one had an illegal version of XP they could buy a key from M$. But since Vista is the OS they are selling now, I'm not sure they would sell you a legal copy of XP any more.
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Upgrades are if you are migrating from an older OS to the newer one. You would need to buy the full version...unless of course you had '98, 2000, etc.
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Question Re: Legitimizing Illegal XP Pro install ??

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I know in the past if one had an illegal version of XP they could buy a key from M$. But since Vista is the OS they are selling now, I'm not sure they would sell you a legal copy of XP any more.
Roger that. I'll check with M$'s website.

The other poster said I need the FULL Version.

Is there a way for a Home user to buy (1) License to cover a few (3) personal PCs ??? Or is it necessary to buy (3) seperate Licenses ???
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They sell multi-licenses. Again, you'll have to check with MS.
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