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Old 08-02-2007, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just built my new computer like three weeks ago, I am using the OEM version of windows xp pro that came with my old dell laptop. Now I only have like 11 days to activate windows on my new computer and the product key that was used with my dell laptop obviously doesnt work. My question is there anything I can do to get this setup to work? If not, how can I keep all my programs and settings on my computer like they are now if I have to install a new windows xp pro cd. Because they are saying that I cannot buy an extra license for an OEM copy of windows. I have my comp. setup just like I want it and I really dont want to lose it all by intalling a new operating system. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you can call the number given to activate your xp and just say its not installed on any other computer.. chances are that will work. ive done it a few times
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Should I tell them its going on another dell computer or not because they said that the OEM copy wont validate on a non OEM computer. They wont even let me buy a licsense because they say the OEM copy will only go with the computer it came on.
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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so is it still installed on the dell?
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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it is but I dont really use the dell anymore. I can unistall it off the Dell if I need to.
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Old 08-02-2007, 04:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You might have to but its OEM so I don't know
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