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    Can winxp be installed on 2 computers?

    Hi all, I have 3 computers in my house and I'm wondering if I could install winxp onto all 3 of them? I only ask because I've heard that you can only change hardware 5 times before you have to re buy the software? can anyone sort out this product activation stuff for me?
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    Your problem is not the product activation but the fact that the EULA (End User Licence Agreement) for Windows XP actually forbids you from doing what you wish,... The only legal way around this situation is to buy additional licences from Microsoft or a Corporate Version of XP which has the appropiate licence.
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    I Do believe if you have only 1 license you can only install it on one computer legally......


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    do you mean install it

    then remove it

    and move on to another computer?


    i think you can do that but dont quote me on that im not an expert
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    Originally posted by Crash893
    do you mean install it

    then remove it

    and move on to another computer?


    i think you can do that but dont quote me on that im not an expert
    You can do that. You can only have one instance of a single Product Key on an active installation at any given time. This means that if you want to install it on a second computer, you must uninstall windows from the first computer. As previousely noted, you either need to buy multiple licenses, or a volume license.

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    so ethically I couldn't install it on more than one computer but the *EDIT*?
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    yes its called pirateing and its not only unethicall but also becoming increasingly illgeal
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    Originally posted by 12am
    so ethically I couldn't install it on more than one computer but *EDIT*?
    Not "ethically".......that's legally.
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