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Can I use Windows XP Home for Commercial ?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jim, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    i would need to clarify on this matter whether can we use Windows XP Home
    edition for a commercial ? is it legal ? a lot of people told me that it is
    okay using Windows XP Home for commercial but it just that we cannot fully
    utilize the feature of the Windows i.e. joined domain ...etc
    I also cannot find anything in Windows XP Home EULA that the Home edition is
    only for NON-Commercial use. Can anyone clarify this to me ?
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Jim wrote:
    > i would need to clarify on this matter whether can we use Windows
    > XP Home edition for a commercial ? is it legal ? a lot of people
    > told me that it is okay using Windows XP Home for commercial but it
    > just that we cannot fully utilize the feature of the Windows i.e.
    > joined domain ...etc
    > I also cannot find anything in Windows XP Home EULA that the Home
    > edition is only for NON-Commercial use. Can anyone clarify this to
    > me ?


    I suppose you are asking if you can utilize Windows XP Home Edition for
    professional purposes - in a business.

    You can use Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional Edition,
    Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Windows XP Media Center Edition, etc in any
    way you want.

    Same goes for Windows Vista editions and Windows 7 editions.

    Essentially - the differences are just the limitations such as those you
    have been told about... (Joining a domain, File Encryption, etc.)

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    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  3. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Jim wrote:

    > i would need to clarify on this matter whether can we use Windows XP Home
    > edition for a commercial ? is it legal ? a lot of people told me that it is
    > okay using Windows XP Home for commercial but it just that we cannot fully
    > utilize the feature of the Windows i.e. joined domain ...etc
    > I also cannot find anything in Windows XP Home EULA that the Home edition is
    > only for NON-Commercial use. Can anyone clarify this to me ?


    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/eula/home.mspx

    You probably have a copy of eula.txt somewhere under C:/Windows. You only
    are liable to what you agreed for what is actually stated in that contract,
    nothing more.
     

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