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Old July 21st 04, 11:07 PM
Bruce Chambers
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Default XP Pro on more than 1 home computer

Greetings --

Just as it says, right on the box, you'll need to purchase a
separate WinXP license for each computer on which you install it.

As it has *always* been with *all* Microsoft operating systems,
it's necessary (to be in compliance with both the EULA and U.S.
copyright law http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/117.html), if not
technically) to purchase one WinXP license for each computer on which
it is installed. (Consult an attorney versed in copyright law to
determine final applicability in your locale.) The only way in which
WinXP licensing differs from that of earlier versions of Windows is
that Microsoft has finally added a copy protection and anti-theft
mechanism, Product Activation, to prevent (or at least make more
difficult) multiple installations using a single license.

You can buy additional licenses, assuming you have a retail
license. Naturally, Microsoft cannot sell additional OEM licenses. Be
aware, however, that you'll probably pay more this way than you would
if you were to buy a second copy of WinXP from a discount retailer;
Microsoft will only offer you a 15% discount off their MSRP.

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Home Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...buy/addlic.asp

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Professional
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...buy/addlic.asp


Bruce Chambers
--
Help us help you:
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. - RAH


"Tiger" wrote in message
...
My computer crashed last week with Windows XP Pro on it -
my former computer tech loaded Windows XP Pro into it. So,
we got a new computer with brand new Windows XP Pro. We
now have 2 computers networked together in our home, and
so as we installed our new Windows XP Pro into the old
computer tonight, we got an error message saying that we
had already installed this particular version.

I totally understand piracy rules and the like (we buy all
of our programs), but I thought that Windows XP was like
old versions of Windows in that you could use it at home
on several computers. Anyone have any suggestions for us?
We can't afford to buy another Windows program as we just
spent a ton of money on our new computer, plus a few small
upgrades to get the old computer up and running. Plus, our
other version of Windows that we paid for last year is in
our crashed hard drive! The only other version that I
have at home is Windows 95 and that is not an option as I
have tons of digital photos and movies of the baby that I
work with.

Please help, Tiger



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  #2  
Old July 22nd 04, 12:16 AM
Bruce Chambers
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Default XP Pro on more than 1 home computer

Greetings --

Just as it says, right on the box, you'll need to purchase a
separate WinXP license for each computer on which you install it.

As it has *always* been with *all* Microsoft operating systems,
it's necessary (to be in compliance with both the EULA and U.S.
copyright law http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/117.html), if not
technically) to purchase one WinXP license for each computer on which
it is installed. (Consult an attorney versed in copyright law to
determine final applicability in your locale.) The only way in which
WinXP licensing differs from that of earlier versions of Windows is
that Microsoft has finally added a copy protection and anti-theft
mechanism, Product Activation, to prevent (or at least make more
difficult) multiple installations using a single license.

You can buy additional licenses, assuming you have a retail
license. Naturally, Microsoft cannot sell additional OEM licenses. Be
aware, however, that you'll probably pay more this way than you would
if you were to buy a second copy of WinXP from a discount retailer;
Microsoft will only offer you a 15% discount off their MSRP.

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Home Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...buy/addlic.asp

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Professional
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...buy/addlic.asp


Bruce Chambers
--
Help us help you:
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. - RAH


"Tiger" wrote in message
...
My computer crashed last week with Windows XP Pro on it -
my former computer tech loaded Windows XP Pro into it. So,
we got a new computer with brand new Windows XP Pro. We
now have 2 computers networked together in our home, and
so as we installed our new Windows XP Pro into the old
computer tonight, we got an error message saying that we
had already installed this particular version.

I totally understand piracy rules and the like (we buy all
of our programs), but I thought that Windows XP was like
old versions of Windows in that you could use it at home
on several computers. Anyone have any suggestions for us?
We can't afford to buy another Windows program as we just
spent a ton of money on our new computer, plus a few small
upgrades to get the old computer up and running. Plus, our
other version of Windows that we paid for last year is in
our crashed hard drive! The only other version that I
have at home is Windows 95 and that is not an option as I
have tons of digital photos and movies of the baby that I
work with.

Please help, Tiger



  #3  
Old July 22nd 04, 01:52 AM
Bruce Chambers
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Posts: n/a
Default XP Pro on more than 1 home computer

Greetings --

Just as it says, right on the box, you'll need to purchase a
separate WinXP license for each computer on which you install it.

As it has *always* been with *all* Microsoft operating systems,
it's necessary (to be in compliance with both the EULA and U.S.
copyright law http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/117.html), if not
technically) to purchase one WinXP license for each computer on which
it is installed. (Consult an attorney versed in copyright law to
determine final applicability in your locale.) The only way in which
WinXP licensing differs from that of earlier versions of Windows is
that Microsoft has finally added a copy protection and anti-theft
mechanism, Product Activation, to prevent (or at least make more
difficult) multiple installations using a single license.

You can buy additional licenses, assuming you have a retail
license. Naturally, Microsoft cannot sell additional OEM licenses. Be
aware, however, that you'll probably pay more this way than you would
if you were to buy a second copy of WinXP from a discount retailer;
Microsoft will only offer you a 15% discount off their MSRP.

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Home Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...buy/addlic.asp

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Professional
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...buy/addlic.asp


Bruce Chambers
--
Help us help you:
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. - RAH


"Tiger" wrote in message
...
My computer crashed last week with Windows XP Pro on it -
my former computer tech loaded Windows XP Pro into it. So,
we got a new computer with brand new Windows XP Pro. We
now have 2 computers networked together in our home, and
so as we installed our new Windows XP Pro into the old
computer tonight, we got an error message saying that we
had already installed this particular version.

I totally understand piracy rules and the like (we buy all
of our programs), but I thought that Windows XP was like
old versions of Windows in that you could use it at home
on several computers. Anyone have any suggestions for us?
We can't afford to buy another Windows program as we just
spent a ton of money on our new computer, plus a few small
upgrades to get the old computer up and running. Plus, our
other version of Windows that we paid for last year is in
our crashed hard drive! The only other version that I
have at home is Windows 95 and that is not an option as I
have tons of digital photos and movies of the baby that I
work with.

Please help, Tiger



  #4  
Old July 22nd 04, 02:43 AM
Bruce Chambers
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Posts: n/a
Default XP Pro on more than 1 home computer

Greetings --

Just as it says, right on the box, you'll need to purchase a
separate WinXP license for each computer on which you install it.

As it has *always* been with *all* Microsoft operating systems,
it's necessary (to be in compliance with both the EULA and U.S.
copyright law http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/117.html), if not
technically) to purchase one WinXP license for each computer on which
it is installed. (Consult an attorney versed in copyright law to
determine final applicability in your locale.) The only way in which
WinXP licensing differs from that of earlier versions of Windows is
that Microsoft has finally added a copy protection and anti-theft
mechanism, Product Activation, to prevent (or at least make more
difficult) multiple installations using a single license.

You can buy additional licenses, assuming you have a retail
license. Naturally, Microsoft cannot sell additional OEM licenses. Be
aware, however, that you'll probably pay more this way than you would
if you were to buy a second copy of WinXP from a discount retailer;
Microsoft will only offer you a 15% discount off their MSRP.

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Home Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...buy/addlic.asp

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Professional
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...buy/addlic.asp


Bruce Chambers
--
Help us help you:
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. - RAH


"Tiger" wrote in message
...
My computer crashed last week with Windows XP Pro on it -
my former computer tech loaded Windows XP Pro into it. So,
we got a new computer with brand new Windows XP Pro. We
now have 2 computers networked together in our home, and
so as we installed our new Windows XP Pro into the old
computer tonight, we got an error message saying that we
had already installed this particular version.

I totally understand piracy rules and the like (we buy all
of our programs), but I thought that Windows XP was like
old versions of Windows in that you could use it at home
on several computers. Anyone have any suggestions for us?
We can't afford to buy another Windows program as we just
spent a ton of money on our new computer, plus a few small
upgrades to get the old computer up and running. Plus, our
other version of Windows that we paid for last year is in
our crashed hard drive! The only other version that I
have at home is Windows 95 and that is not an option as I
have tons of digital photos and movies of the baby that I
work with.

Please help, Tiger



  #5  
Old July 22nd 04, 04:06 AM
Bruce Chambers
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Posts: n/a
Default XP Pro on more than 1 home computer

Greetings --

Just as it says, right on the box, you'll need to purchase a
separate WinXP license for each computer on which you install it.

As it has *always* been with *all* Microsoft operating systems,
it's necessary (to be in compliance with both the EULA and U.S.
copyright law http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/117.html), if not
technically) to purchase one WinXP license for each computer on which
it is installed. (Consult an attorney versed in copyright law to
determine final applicability in your locale.) The only way in which
WinXP licensing differs from that of earlier versions of Windows is
that Microsoft has finally added a copy protection and anti-theft
mechanism, Product Activation, to prevent (or at least make more
difficult) multiple installations using a single license.

You can buy additional licenses, assuming you have a retail
license. Naturally, Microsoft cannot sell additional OEM licenses. Be
aware, however, that you'll probably pay more this way than you would
if you were to buy a second copy of WinXP from a discount retailer;
Microsoft will only offer you a 15% discount off their MSRP.

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Home Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...buy/addlic.asp

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Professional
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...buy/addlic.asp


Bruce Chambers
--
Help us help you:
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. - RAH


"Tiger" wrote in message
...
My computer crashed last week with Windows XP Pro on it -
my former computer tech loaded Windows XP Pro into it. So,
we got a new computer with brand new Windows XP Pro. We
now have 2 computers networked together in our home, and
so as we installed our new Windows XP Pro into the old
computer tonight, we got an error message saying that we
had already installed this particular version.

I totally understand piracy rules and the like (we buy all
of our programs), but I thought that Windows XP was like
old versions of Windows in that you could use it at home
on several computers. Anyone have any suggestions for us?
We can't afford to buy another Windows program as we just
spent a ton of money on our new computer, plus a few small
upgrades to get the old computer up and running. Plus, our
other version of Windows that we paid for last year is in
our crashed hard drive! The only other version that I
have at home is Windows 95 and that is not an option as I
have tons of digital photos and movies of the baby that I
work with.

Please help, Tiger



  #6  
Old July 22nd 04, 10:35 AM
Plato
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Default XP Pro on more than 1 home computer

hermes wrote:

sarcasmAltering posts, that's the way to have a mature
conversation./sarcasm


Disabling nasty links including spam links when replying is actually
quite proper.

  #7  
Old July 22nd 04, 11:33 AM
Alex Nichol
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Default XP Pro on more than 1 home computer

Tiger wrote:


I totally understand piracy rules and the like (we buy all
of our programs), but I thought that Windows XP was like
old versions of Windows in that you could use it at home
on several computers.


Not - they were not like that either. You have *always* had to have
individual copies of windows for each machine. And it is precisely
because so many people were thinking as you were that the activation
system was brought in. You will either have to get hold of the Product
Key that was used for the installation on the old machine, which is
probably transferable, or get a new copy. The key is 25 alpha-numeric
characters in five groups of five and should have been supplied to you.
Look for a label on the back.

Mind you a tech may have used an OEM copy, licensed solely to the
machine where first installed anyway

--
Alex Nichol MS MVP (Windows Technologies)
Bournemouth, U.K. (remove the D8 bit)
  #8  
Old July 23rd 04, 03:39 PM
Ron Martell
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Default XP Pro on more than 1 home computer

wrote:

Sorry, forgot to mention that our former computer guy
didn't give us the key - last time we had a problem we
brought it to him, the problem is that he doesn't work at
the same computer place anymore and we don't trust the new
people, so we found a great new computer company. So, I
don't have another key to use and we can't get into our
old hard drive as it's fried!


Sounds like your former computer guy was the one that you shouldn't
have trusted. If he sold you a computer with Windows XP installed on
it then he was required to give you the product key needed to install
that copy of Windows and also some means (either a CD or a hard drive
partition containing the files) of restoring the computer to the "as
new" condition with a fresh copy of Windows in place.

If you did not get this and you were charged for the Windows XP as
part of the computer price then you have been cheated and you should
seek some recourse, either from that company or by contacting
or both.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

"The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much."
  #9  
Old July 23rd 04, 06:54 PM
Ron Martell
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Posts: n/a
Default XP Pro on more than 1 home computer

wrote:

Sorry, forgot to mention that our former computer guy
didn't give us the key - last time we had a problem we
brought it to him, the problem is that he doesn't work at
the same computer place anymore and we don't trust the new
people, so we found a great new computer company. So, I
don't have another key to use and we can't get into our
old hard drive as it's fried!


Sounds like your former computer guy was the one that you shouldn't
have trusted. If he sold you a computer with Windows XP installed on
it then he was required to give you the product key needed to install
that copy of Windows and also some means (either a CD or a hard drive
partition containing the files) of restoring the computer to the "as
new" condition with a fresh copy of Windows in place.

If you did not get this and you were charged for the Windows XP as
part of the computer price then you have been cheated and you should
seek some recourse, either from that company or by contacting
or both.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

"The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much."
  #10  
Old July 23rd 04, 07:30 PM
hermes
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Default XP Pro on more than 1 home computer

Plato wrote:

hermes wrote:


sarcasmAltering posts, that's the way to have a mature
conversation./sarcasm



Disabling nasty links including spam links when replying is actually
quite proper.



There was nothing nasty about my links. There is no obscene anything at
my links. Speaking of spamming, who is more guilty of spreading their
link(s) around?

Search string: +Plato +www.bootdisk.com
Results returned: 27,400
http://groups.google.com/groups?q=%2...sa=N&scoring=d
http://groups.google.com/groups?q=%2...sa=N&scoring=d

Search string: +hermes +http://protectfreedom.tripod.com/
Results returned: 52
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...om&btnG=Search
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...om&btnG=Search

At least the material at my site is original and not plagurized or
copied without giving credit to the original creator(s).

--
hermes
DRM sux! Treacherous Computing kills our virtual civil liberties!
http://protectfreedom.tripod.com/index.html
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/tcpa-faq.html
http://anti-dmca.org/
http://www.eff.org/IP/DMCA/unintended_consequences.php

Windows XP crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams
  #11  
Old July 23rd 04, 08:08 PM
hermes
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Default XP Pro on more than 1 home computer

Bruce Chambers wrote:

Greetings --

Just as it says, right on the box, you'll need to purchase a
separate WinXP license for each computer on which you install it.

As it has *always* been with *all* Microsoft operating systems,
it's necessary (to be in compliance with both the EULA and U.S.
copyright law http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/117.html), if not
technically) to purchase one WinXP license for each computer on which
it is installed. (Consult an attorney versed in copyright law to
determine final applicability in your locale.) The only way in which
WinXP licensing differs from that of earlier versions of Windows is
that Microsoft has finally added a copy protection and anti-theft
mechanism, Product Activation, to prevent (or at least make more
difficult) multiple installations using a single license.

You can buy additional licenses, assuming you have a retail
license. Naturally, Microsoft cannot sell additional OEM licenses. Be
aware, however, that you'll probably pay more this way than you would
if you were to buy a second copy of WinXP from a discount retailer;
Microsoft will only offer you a 15% discount off their MSRP.

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Home Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...buy/addlic.asp

Additional Licenses for Windows XP Professional
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...buy/addlic.asp


Bruce Chambers


Flimsy, legalizing retard! There is nothing in TITLE 17 index.html
CHAPTER 1 ch1.html Sec. 117. that proves your point, Bruce. The
proof is in the pudding, and there is no pudding because M$ has never
taken an individual to court for fairly using Windows XP in the privacy
of their own home.

--
hermes
DRM sux! Treacherous Computing kills our virtual civil liberties!
http://protectfreedom.tripod.com/index.html
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/tcpa-faq.html
http://anti-dmca.org/
http://www.eff.org/IP/DMCA/unintended_consequences.php

Windows XP crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams
  #12  
Old July 23rd 04, 10:01 PM
Ron Martell
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default XP Pro on more than 1 home computer

wrote:

Sorry, forgot to mention that our former computer guy
didn't give us the key - last time we had a problem we
brought it to him, the problem is that he doesn't work at
the same computer place anymore and we don't trust the new
people, so we found a great new computer company. So, I
don't have another key to use and we can't get into our
old hard drive as it's fried!


Sounds like your former computer guy was the one that you shouldn't
have trusted. If he sold you a computer with Windows XP installed on
it then he was required to give you the product key needed to install
that copy of Windows and also some means (either a CD or a hard drive
partition containing the files) of restoring the computer to the "as
new" condition with a fresh copy of Windows in place.

If you did not get this and you were charged for the Windows XP as
part of the computer price then you have been cheated and you should
seek some recourse, either from that company or by contacting
or both.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

"The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much."
  #13  
Old July 24th 04, 12:36 AM
Ron Martell
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default XP Pro on more than 1 home computer

wrote:

Sorry, forgot to mention that our former computer guy
didn't give us the key - last time we had a problem we
brought it to him, the problem is that he doesn't work at
the same computer place anymore and we don't trust the new
people, so we found a great new computer company. So, I
don't have another key to use and we can't get into our
old hard drive as it's fried!


Sounds like your former computer guy was the one that you shouldn't
have trusted. If he sold you a computer with Windows XP installed on
it then he was required to give you the product key needed to install
that copy of Windows and also some means (either a CD or a hard drive
partition containing the files) of restoring the computer to the "as
new" condition with a fresh copy of Windows in place.

If you did not get this and you were charged for the Windows XP as
part of the computer price then you have been cheated and you should
seek some recourse, either from that company or by contacting
or both.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

"The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much."
  #14  
Old July 24th 04, 02:30 AM
Ron Martell
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default XP Pro on more than 1 home computer

wrote:

Sorry, forgot to mention that our former computer guy
didn't give us the key - last time we had a problem we
brought it to him, the problem is that he doesn't work at
the same computer place anymore and we don't trust the new
people, so we found a great new computer company. So, I
don't have another key to use and we can't get into our
old hard drive as it's fried!


Sounds like your former computer guy was the one that you shouldn't
have trusted. If he sold you a computer with Windows XP installed on
it then he was required to give you the product key needed to install
that copy of Windows and also some means (either a CD or a hard drive
partition containing the files) of restoring the computer to the "as
new" condition with a fresh copy of Windows in place.

If you did not get this and you were charged for the Windows XP as
part of the computer price then you have been cheated and you should
seek some recourse, either from that company or by contacting
or both.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

"The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much."
  #15  
Old July 24th 04, 03:40 AM
hermes
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Default XP Pro on more than 1 home computer

Plato wrote:

hermes wrote:


sarcasmAltering posts, that's the way to have a mature
conversation./sarcasm



Disabling nasty links including spam links when replying is actually
quite proper.



There was nothing nasty about my links. There is no obscene anything at
my links. Speaking of spamming, who is more guilty of spreading their
link(s) around?

Search string: +Plato +www.bootdisk.com
Results returned: 27,400
http://groups.google.com/groups?q=%2...sa=N&scoring=d
http://groups.google.com/groups?q=%2...sa=N&scoring=d

Search string: +hermes +http://protectfreedom.tripod.com/
Results returned: 52
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...om&btnG=Search
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...om&btnG=Search

At least the material at my site is original and not plagurized or
copied without giving credit to the original creator(s).

--
hermes
DRM sux! Treacherous Computing kills our virtual civil liberties!
http://protectfreedom.tripod.com/index.html
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/tcpa-faq.html
http://anti-dmca.org/
http://www.eff.org/IP/DMCA/unintended_consequences.php

Windows XP crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams
 




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