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Windows XP Home Install

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tom, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Tom

    Tom Flightless Bird

    I want to know if "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition UPGRADE with SP2" CD is
    just upgrade to an existing XP home install or XP full install with SP2?
    The CD box has even the product key.

    The reason I'm trying to figure out is I just purchased a new motherboard
    and my old XP CD gives a blue screen with Stop error when I try to install
    it.
    I called the motherboard support and was told that its compatible only with
    XP w/SP2 at least. My old XP CD doesn't have SP2.
     
  2. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    Upgrade CD is indeed a full product but you will need a qualifying
    product to install it.

    The reason you are getting Blue Screen (we call this BSOD - to say Blue
    Screen of Death) is because you haven't installed your motherboard
    correctly or your drivers aren't compatible with Windows XP. This is
    what I call hardware malfunction but John Johnson (that pedo from New
    Zealand will call this something else).

    hth


    Tom wrote:
    >
    > I want to know if "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition UPGRADE with SP2" CD is
    > just upgrade to an existing XP home install or XP full install with SP2?
    > The CD box has even the product key.
    >
    > The reason I'm trying to figure out is I just purchased a new motherboard
    > and my old XP CD gives a blue screen with Stop error when I try to install
    > it.
    > I called the motherboard support and was told that its compatible only with
    > XP w/SP2 at least. My old XP CD doesn't have SP2.
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    The Upgrade CD cannot do what you want it to do.

    Your old CD is tied to your old PC/motherboard.

    Get a refund for both the CD and the motherboard then purchase a new
    computer.


    Tom wrote:
    > I want to know if "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition UPGRADE with SP2" CD
    > is
    > just upgrade to an existing XP home install or XP full install with SP2?
    > The CD box has even the product key.
    >
    > The reason I'm trying to figure out is I just purchased a new motherboard
    > and my old XP CD gives a blue screen with Stop error when I try to install
    > it.
    > I called the motherboard support and was told that its compatible only
    > with
    > XP w/SP2 at least. My old XP CD doesn't have SP2.
     
  4. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    The license for an upgrade requires a qualifying media , not an installed
    product, if you have an old install cd of windows 98, or w2000, your old Xp
    svcpk 1, it might qualify, not sure.

    "Tom" wrote:

    > I want to know if "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition UPGRADE with SP2" CD is
    > just upgrade to an existing XP home install or XP full install with SP2?
    > The CD box has even the product key.
    >
    > The reason I'm trying to figure out is I just purchased a new motherboard
    > and my old XP CD gives a blue screen with Stop error when I try to install
    > it.
    > I called the motherboard support and was told that its compatible only with
    > XP w/SP2 at least. My old XP CD doesn't have SP2.
     
  5. choro

    choro Flightless Bird

    sgopus wrote:
    > The license for an upgrade requires a qualifying media , not an
    > installed product, if you have an old install cd of windows 98, or
    > w2000, your old Xp svcpk 1, it might qualify, not sure.
    >
    > "Tom" wrote:
    >
    >> I want to know if "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition UPGRADE with
    >> SP2" CD is just upgrade to an existing XP home install or XP full
    >> install with SP2? The CD box has even the product key.
    >>
    >> The reason I'm trying to figure out is I just purchased a new
    >> motherboard and my old XP CD gives a blue screen with Stop error
    >> when I try to install it.
    >> I called the motherboard support and was told that its compatible
    >> only with XP w/SP2 at least. My old XP CD doesn't have SP2.


    Good advice, sgopus. Let him try to install his upgrade CD which will
    probably ask him to insert an older windows installation CD in the drive. He
    can then -- when asked for -- temporarily insert his old Windows CD (such as
    Win 98, Win 2000 or indeed his old WinXP CD) and this will in all
    probability enable the installation.

    IF and this is a big IF he has a Windows 98 installation CD or some such
    qualifying older version of Windows, he is in luck. Failing that he can try
    his luck with his old WinXP installation disk temporarily inserted into the
    drive.

    Of course he has got to start off the WinXP/SP2 Upgrade installation first
    and temporarily insert his old Windows Installation CD when asked for.

    Failing that he would have to install an older version of Windows first and
    THEN install his WinXP Upgrade on top of that.

    MS have already got enough money out of the poor chap. I don't see why he
    has to buy yet another WinXP Installation disk.

    Fair is fair!!! If my Motherboard fails after 12 months, I see no reason why
    I'd have to buy another operating system CD. Changing the motherboard is NOT
    tantamount to installing the OS on a second computer whether the computer
    came with a full retail version of WinXP or the so-called OEM version.

    My blood boils when a chap has already paid for his OS and is expected to
    dish out yet more money to buy another OS installation CD with a new
    licence. The old licence should be valid for a new motherboard too.

    Bear, this is for YOU....
    BOOOOOOO!!!!!!
    --
    choro
    *****
     
  6. choro

    choro Flightless Bird

    choro wrote:
    > sgopus wrote:
    >> The license for an upgrade requires a qualifying media , not an
    >> installed product, if you have an old install cd of windows 98, or
    >> w2000, your old Xp svcpk 1, it might qualify, not sure.
    >>
    >> "Tom" wrote:
    >>
    >>> I want to know if "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition UPGRADE with
    >>> SP2" CD is just upgrade to an existing XP home install or XP full
    >>> install with SP2? The CD box has even the product key.
    >>>
    >>> The reason I'm trying to figure out is I just purchased a new
    >>> motherboard and my old XP CD gives a blue screen with Stop error
    >>> when I try to install it.
    >>> I called the motherboard support and was told that its compatible
    >>> only with XP w/SP2 at least. My old XP CD doesn't have SP2.

    >
    > Good advice, sgopus. Let him try to install his upgrade CD which will
    > probably ask him to insert an older windows installation CD in the
    > drive. He can then -- when asked for -- temporarily insert his old
    > Windows CD (such as Win 98, Win 2000 or indeed his old WinXP CD) and
    > this will in all probability enable the installation.
    >
    > IF and this is a big IF he has a Windows 98 installation CD or some
    > such qualifying older version of Windows, he is in luck. Failing that
    > he can try his luck with his old WinXP installation disk temporarily
    > inserted into the drive.
    >
    > Of course he has got to start off the WinXP/SP2 Upgrade installation
    > first and temporarily insert his old Windows Installation CD when
    > asked for.
    > Failing that he would have to install an older version of Windows
    > first and THEN install his WinXP Upgrade on top of that.
    >
    > MS have already got enough money out of the poor chap. I don't see
    > why he has to buy yet another WinXP Installation disk.
    >
    > Fair is fair!!! If my Motherboard fails after 12 months, I see no
    > reason why I'd have to buy another operating system CD. Changing the
    > motherboard is NOT tantamount to installing the OS on a second
    > computer whether the computer came with a full retail version of
    > WinXP or the so-called OEM version.
    > My blood boils when a chap has already paid for his OS and is
    > expected to dish out yet more money to buy another OS installation CD
    > with a new licence. The old licence should be valid for a new
    > motherboard too.
    > Bear, this is for YOU....
    > BOOOOOOO!!!!!!


    PS= I wonder, are MVPs on commission? ;-)

    A new motherboard shouldn't disqualify one from re-using his legally bought
    and owned Windows installation disk. Yes, I DO draw the line where piracy is
    involved but this is NOT piracy and the chap has already paid for the
    service TWICE! It is madness to expect him to dish out yet more money.

    Did you hear that Bear?!
    --
    choro
    *****
     
  7. choro

    choro Flightless Bird

    choro wrote:
    > choro wrote:
    >> sgopus wrote:
    >>> The license for an upgrade requires a qualifying media , not an
    >>> installed product, if you have an old install cd of windows 98, or
    >>> w2000, your old Xp svcpk 1, it might qualify, not sure.
    >>>
    >>> "Tom" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I want to know if "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition UPGRADE with
    >>>> SP2" CD is just upgrade to an existing XP home install or XP full
    >>>> install with SP2? The CD box has even the product key.
    >>>>
    >>>> The reason I'm trying to figure out is I just purchased a new
    >>>> motherboard and my old XP CD gives a blue screen with Stop error
    >>>> when I try to install it.
    >>>> I called the motherboard support and was told that its compatible
    >>>> only with XP w/SP2 at least. My old XP CD doesn't have SP2.

    >>
    >> Good advice, sgopus. Let him try to install his upgrade CD which will
    >> probably ask him to insert an older windows installation CD in the
    >> drive. He can then -- when asked for -- temporarily insert his old
    >> Windows CD (such as Win 98, Win 2000 or indeed his old WinXP CD) and
    >> this will in all probability enable the installation.
    >>
    >> IF and this is a big IF he has a Windows 98 installation CD or some
    >> such qualifying older version of Windows, he is in luck. Failing that
    >> he can try his luck with his old WinXP installation disk temporarily
    >> inserted into the drive.
    >>
    >> Of course he has got to start off the WinXP/SP2 Upgrade installation
    >> first and temporarily insert his old Windows Installation CD when
    >> asked for.
    >> Failing that he would have to install an older version of Windows
    >> first and THEN install his WinXP Upgrade on top of that.
    >>
    >> MS have already got enough money out of the poor chap. I don't see
    >> why he has to buy yet another WinXP Installation disk.
    >>
    >> Fair is fair!!! If my Motherboard fails after 12 months, I see no
    >> reason why I'd have to buy another operating system CD. Changing the
    >> motherboard is NOT tantamount to installing the OS on a second
    >> computer whether the computer came with a full retail version of
    >> WinXP or the so-called OEM version.
    >> My blood boils when a chap has already paid for his OS and is
    >> expected to dish out yet more money to buy another OS installation CD
    >> with a new licence. The old licence should be valid for a new
    >> motherboard too.
    >> Bear, this is for YOU....
    >> BOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    >
    > PS= I wonder, are MVPs on commission? ;-)
    >
    > A new motherboard shouldn't disqualify one from re-using his legally
    > bought and owned Windows installation disk. Yes, I DO draw the line
    > where piracy is involved but this is NOT piracy and the chap has
    > already paid for the service TWICE! It is madness to expect him to
    > dish out yet more money.
    > Did you hear that Bear?!


    OR does GREED know no bounds?!

    --
    choro
    *****
     
  8. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    "choro" <choro@tvco.net> wrote in message
    news:%cfqn.3276$Er2.2770@newsfe20.ams2...

    >> Bear, this is for YOU....
    >> BOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    >
    > PS= I wonder, are MVPs on commission? ;-)
    >


    Oh no. Pig-Bear is a 79 year old demented loner who is loved by no one but
    he likes to lick Steve Ballmer's ass. He is just trying to get his quota of
    messages so that his membership of the Pig Society is renewed automatically.
    There are some pigs thrown out of this society for not posting sufficient
    messages here; so Pig-Bear wants to avoid this.

    hth
     
  9. Andy

    Andy Flightless Bird

    thats bunk you can reinstall windows xp home upgrade on a new mother bord as
    long as you have the mother bord drivers installed and the old cd or a copy
    of windows 98 cd kicking around i have done this on all my systems .
    as the lic states you can have a copy on one computer at a time unless its
    the volume lic .
    so by reformatting the drive its removeing it from the old pc and installing
    it on the new one.


    --
    AL'S COMPUTERS
    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OK7KGTuyKHA.244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > The Upgrade CD cannot do what you want it to do.
    >
    > Your old CD is tied to your old PC/motherboard.
    >
    > Get a refund for both the CD and the motherboard then purchase a new
    > computer.
    >
    >
    > Tom wrote:
    >> I want to know if "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition UPGRADE with SP2" CD
    >> is
    >> just upgrade to an existing XP home install or XP full install with SP2?
    >> The CD box has even the product key.
    >>
    >> The reason I'm trying to figure out is I just purchased a new motherboard
    >> and my old XP CD gives a blue screen with Stop error when I try to
    >> install
    >> it.
    >> I called the motherboard support and was told that its compatible only
    >> with
    >> XP w/SP2 at least. My old XP CD doesn't have SP2.

    >
     
  10. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "choro" wrote:

    > choro wrote:
    > > sgopus wrote:
    > >> The license for an upgrade requires a qualifying media , not an
    > >> installed product, if you have an old install cd of windows 98, or
    > >> w2000, your old Xp svcpk 1, it might qualify, not sure.
    > >>
    > >> "Tom" wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> I want to know if "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition UPGRADE with
    > >>> SP2" CD is just upgrade to an existing XP home install or XP full
    > >>> install with SP2? The CD box has even the product key.
    > >>>
    > >>> The reason I'm trying to figure out is I just purchased a new
    > >>> motherboard and my old XP CD gives a blue screen with Stop error
    > >>> when I try to install it.
    > >>> I called the motherboard support and was told that its compatible
    > >>> only with XP w/SP2 at least. My old XP CD doesn't have SP2.

    > >
    > > Good advice, sgopus. Let him try to install his upgrade CD which will
    > > probably ask him to insert an older windows installation CD in the
    > > drive. He can then -- when asked for -- temporarily insert his old
    > > Windows CD (such as Win 98, Win 2000 or indeed his old WinXP CD) and
    > > this will in all probability enable the installation.
    > >
    > > IF and this is a big IF he has a Windows 98 installation CD or some
    > > such qualifying older version of Windows, he is in luck. Failing that
    > > he can try his luck with his old WinXP installation disk temporarily
    > > inserted into the drive.
    > >
    > > Of course he has got to start off the WinXP/SP2 Upgrade installation
    > > first and temporarily insert his old Windows Installation CD when
    > > asked for.
    > > Failing that he would have to install an older version of Windows
    > > first and THEN install his WinXP Upgrade on top of that.
    > >
    > > MS have already got enough money out of the poor chap. I don't see
    > > why he has to buy yet another WinXP Installation disk.
    > >
    > > Fair is fair!!! If my Motherboard fails after 12 months, I see no
    > > reason why I'd have to buy another operating system CD. Changing the
    > > motherboard is NOT tantamount to installing the OS on a second
    > > computer whether the computer came with a full retail version of
    > > WinXP or the so-called OEM version.
    > > My blood boils when a chap has already paid for his OS and is
    > > expected to dish out yet more money to buy another OS installation CD
    > > with a new licence. The old licence should be valid for a new
    > > motherboard too.
    > > Bear, this is for YOU....
    > > BOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    >
    > PS= I wonder, are MVPs on commission? ;-)
    >
    > A new motherboard shouldn't disqualify one from re-using his legally bought
    > and owned Windows installation disk. Yes, I DO draw the line where piracy is
    > involved but this is NOT piracy and the chap has already paid for the
    > service TWICE! It is madness to expect him to dish out yet more money.
    >


    Replacing a motherboard does not disqualify one from reusing his Windows
    install disk if it's a retail disk. Do your research, Microsoft even provides
    instructions. See the following KB article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824125

    If the OP bought bad hardware, or uses a branded install disk (Dell, HP,
    Sony etc.) instead of a retail disk, or doesn't install the proper SATA
    drivers for the mainboard during the install; well that's not Microsoft's
    fault. It's the OP's

    Did you hear that choro?

    > Did you hear that Bear?!
    > --
    > choro
    > *****
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  11. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Those in the Peanut Gallery should feel free to reply to the OP's post.

    Andy wrote:
    > thats bunk you can reinstall windows xp home upgrade on a new mother bord
    > as
    > long as you have the mother bord drivers installed and the old cd or a
    > copy
    > of windows 98 cd kicking around i have done this on all my systems .
    > as the lic states you can have a copy on one computer at a time unless its
    > the volume lic .
    > so by reformatting the drive its removeing it from the old pc and
    > installing
    > it on the new one.
    >
    >
    >> The Upgrade CD cannot do what you want it to do.
    >>
    >> Your old CD is tied to your old PC/motherboard.
    >>
    >> Get a refund for both the CD and the motherboard then purchase a new
    >> computer.
    >>
    >>
    >> Tom wrote:
    >>> I want to know if "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition UPGRADE with SP2"
    >>> CD
    >>> is
    >>> just upgrade to an existing XP home install or XP full install with SP2?
    >>> The CD box has even the product key.
    >>>
    >>> The reason I'm trying to figure out is I just purchased a new
    >>> motherboard
    >>> and my old XP CD gives a blue screen with Stop error when I try to
    >>> install
    >>> it.
    >>> I called the motherboard support and was told that its compatible only
    >>> with
    >>> XP w/SP2 at least. My old XP CD doesn't have SP2.
     
  12. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > The Upgrade CD cannot do what you want it to do.


    Yes, it can if one has a copy of 98, 98SE or Me handy.

    > Your old CD is tied to your old PC/motherboard.


    False. Show me where it mentions the word "motherboard" in the XP EULA
    and I'll buy you a Porsche.

    --
    Alias
     
  13. choro

    choro Flightless Bird

    Alias wrote:
    > PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >> The Upgrade CD cannot do what you want it to do.

    >
    > Yes, it can if one has a copy of 98, 98SE or Me handy.
    >
    >> Your old CD is tied to your old PC/motherboard.

    >
    > False. Show me where it mentions the word "motherboard" in the XP EULA
    > and I'll buy you a Porsche.


    I am sure any court will throw the case out if MS tried to sue an individual
    who used his Windows OS CD to reinstall the OS on a computer where he has
    had to replace the motherboard or indeed any other part of the computer that
    has broken down.

    And no, I don't approve of software piracy but neither do I approve of
    software companies acting like pirates.

    --
    choro
    *****
     
  14. Teneo

    Teneo Flightless Bird

    Back to the OP problem he was told by manufaturer that needs XP with min SP2
    to install.

    With your old disk you can ' slipstream ' SP2 or better still goto SP3.

    Product I use for slipstreaming is ' nlite ', http://www.nliteos.com/

    THis should helps answer all the legal quibbles... :)

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824125



    "Mark Adams" <MarkAdams@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:10910063-AC1A-4C1C-B7B3-74BF90E45168@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "choro" wrote:
    >
    >> choro wrote:
    >> > sgopus wrote:
    >> >> The license for an upgrade requires a qualifying media , not an
    >> >> installed product, if you have an old install cd of windows 98, or
    >> >> w2000, your old Xp svcpk 1, it might qualify, not sure.
    >> >>
    >> >> "Tom" wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >>> I want to know if "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition UPGRADE with
    >> >>> SP2" CD is just upgrade to an existing XP home install or XP full
    >> >>> install with SP2? The CD box has even the product key.
    >> >>>
    >> >>> The reason I'm trying to figure out is I just purchased a new
    >> >>> motherboard and my old XP CD gives a blue screen with Stop error
    >> >>> when I try to install it.
    >> >>> I called the motherboard support and was told that its compatible
    >> >>> only with XP w/SP2 at least. My old XP CD doesn't have SP2.
    >> >
    >> > Good advice, sgopus. Let him try to install his upgrade CD which will
    >> > probably ask him to insert an older windows installation CD in the
    >> > drive. He can then -- when asked for -- temporarily insert his old
    >> > Windows CD (such as Win 98, Win 2000 or indeed his old WinXP CD) and
    >> > this will in all probability enable the installation.
    >> >
    >> > IF and this is a big IF he has a Windows 98 installation CD or some
    >> > such qualifying older version of Windows, he is in luck. Failing that
    >> > he can try his luck with his old WinXP installation disk temporarily
    >> > inserted into the drive.
    >> >
    >> > Of course he has got to start off the WinXP/SP2 Upgrade installation
    >> > first and temporarily insert his old Windows Installation CD when
    >> > asked for.
    >> > Failing that he would have to install an older version of Windows
    >> > first and THEN install his WinXP Upgrade on top of that.
    >> >
    >> > MS have already got enough money out of the poor chap. I don't see
    >> > why he has to buy yet another WinXP Installation disk.
    >> >
    >> > Fair is fair!!! If my Motherboard fails after 12 months, I see no
    >> > reason why I'd have to buy another operating system CD. Changing the
    >> > motherboard is NOT tantamount to installing the OS on a second
    >> > computer whether the computer came with a full retail version of
    >> > WinXP or the so-called OEM version.
    >> > My blood boils when a chap has already paid for his OS and is
    >> > expected to dish out yet more money to buy another OS installation CD
    >> > with a new licence. The old licence should be valid for a new
    >> > motherboard too.
    >> > Bear, this is for YOU....
    >> > BOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    >>
    >> PS= I wonder, are MVPs on commission? ;-)
    >>
    >> A new motherboard shouldn't disqualify one from re-using his legally
    >> bought
    >> and owned Windows installation disk. Yes, I DO draw the line where piracy
    >> is
    >> involved but this is NOT piracy and the chap has already paid for the
    >> service TWICE! It is madness to expect him to dish out yet more money.
    >>

    >
    > Replacing a motherboard does not disqualify one from reusing his Windows
    > install disk if it's a retail disk. Do your research, Microsoft even
    > provides
    > instructions. See the following KB article:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824125
    >
    > If the OP bought bad hardware, or uses a branded install disk (Dell, HP,
    > Sony etc.) instead of a retail disk, or doesn't install the proper SATA
    > drivers for the mainboard during the install; well that's not Microsoft's
    > fault. It's the OP's
    >
    > Did you hear that choro?
    >
    >> Did you hear that Bear?!
    >> --
    >> choro
    >> *****
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     
  15. Anna

    Anna Flightless Bird

    "Tom" <Tom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:66F932E8-160D-4DF1-B5AB-5CAA17EE5D7F@microsoft.com...
    >I want to know if "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition UPGRADE with SP2" CD
    >is
    > just upgrade to an existing XP home install or XP full install with SP2?
    > The CD box has even the product key.
    >
    > The reason I'm trying to figure out is I just purchased a new motherboard
    > and my old XP CD gives a blue screen with Stop error when I try to install
    > it.
    > I called the motherboard support and was told that its compatible only
    > with
    > XP w/SP2 at least. My old XP CD doesn't have SP2.



    Tom:
    If you're still around & haven't as yet resolved the issue...

    1. It would be useful if you would indicate the make & model of your new
    motherboard.

    2. Can we assume your system is *not* an OEM system, e.g., Dell, HP,
    Gateway, etc., and that your "old XP CD" is either a non-branded OEM type or
    a full retail Home edition?

    3. Did you replace the old motherboard because it was defective? Or if it's
    not defective and still available, is there any chance you could reinstall
    it and have a bootable system? Or were there other problems involved with
    your "old" system?
    Anna
     
  16. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "choro" wrote:

    > Alias wrote:
    > > PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > >> The Upgrade CD cannot do what you want it to do.

    > >
    > > Yes, it can if one has a copy of 98, 98SE or Me handy.
    > >
    > >> Your old CD is tied to your old PC/motherboard.

    > >
    > > False. Show me where it mentions the word "motherboard" in the XP EULA
    > > and I'll buy you a Porsche.

    >
    > I am sure any court will throw the case out if MS tried to sue an individual
    > who used his Windows OS CD to reinstall the OS on a computer where he has
    > had to replace the motherboard or indeed any other part of the computer that
    > has broken down.
    >


    What's to sue? The OP is asking about an UPGRADE CD. These are retail, not
    OEM and the last I heard is that retail upgrade and retail full versions can
    be installed on ANY computer or mainboard; so long as they are installed on
    only ONE machine.

    The OP should do as "Teneo" suggested and slipstream SP2 into his original
    disk. Done it myself with my own upgrade disk and my original product key
    works just fine--- no piracy, no violation of the EULA, period.

    > And no, I don't approve of software piracy but neither do I approve of
    > software companies acting like pirates.
    >
    > --
    > choro
    > *****
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  17. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    I have my floppty disks with windows for workgroups, pre 98, W98, WME, W2000,
    XP, and a beta of W7, so it's no small idea that someone would have older
    disks of a qualifying operating system, I do, so why not others? I admit my
    coworkers say I'm different, it's a hard job, but someone has to do it LOL.

    "choro" wrote:

    > sgopus wrote:
    > > The license for an upgrade requires a qualifying media , not an
    > > installed product, if you have an old install cd of windows 98, or
    > > w2000, your old Xp svcpk 1, it might qualify, not sure.
    > >
    > > "Tom" wrote:
    > >
    > >> I want to know if "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition UPGRADE with
    > >> SP2" CD is just upgrade to an existing XP home install or XP full
    > >> install with SP2? The CD box has even the product key.
    > >>
    > >> The reason I'm trying to figure out is I just purchased a new
    > >> motherboard and my old XP CD gives a blue screen with Stop error
    > >> when I try to install it.
    > >> I called the motherboard support and was told that its compatible
    > >> only with XP w/SP2 at least. My old XP CD doesn't have SP2.

    >
    > Good advice, sgopus. Let him try to install his upgrade CD which will
    > probably ask him to insert an older windows installation CD in the drive. He
    > can then -- when asked for -- temporarily insert his old Windows CD (such as
    > Win 98, Win 2000 or indeed his old WinXP CD) and this will in all
    > probability enable the installation.
    >
    > IF and this is a big IF he has a Windows 98 installation CD or some such
    > qualifying older version of Windows, he is in luck. Failing that he can try
    > his luck with his old WinXP installation disk temporarily inserted into the
    > drive.
    >
    > Of course he has got to start off the WinXP/SP2 Upgrade installation first
    > and temporarily insert his old Windows Installation CD when asked for.
    >
    > Failing that he would have to install an older version of Windows first and
    > THEN install his WinXP Upgrade on top of that.
    >
    > MS have already got enough money out of the poor chap. I don't see why he
    > has to buy yet another WinXP Installation disk.
    >
    > Fair is fair!!! If my Motherboard fails after 12 months, I see no reason why
    > I'd have to buy another operating system CD. Changing the motherboard is NOT
    > tantamount to installing the OS on a second computer whether the computer
    > came with a full retail version of WinXP or the so-called OEM version.
    >
    > My blood boils when a chap has already paid for his OS and is expected to
    > dish out yet more money to buy another OS installation CD with a new
    > licence. The old licence should be valid for a new motherboard too.
    >
    > Bear, this is for YOU....
    > BOOOOOOO!!!!!!
    > --
    > choro
    > *****
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  18. Andy

    Andy Flightless Bird

    the point is you're giving out bogus advice and its wrong .
    you in with the mother board makers now are ya trying to get a kick back for
    someone getting a new system for no reason?


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    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Those in the Peanut Gallery should feel free to reply to the OP's post.
    >
    > Andy wrote:
    >> thats bunk you can reinstall windows xp home upgrade on a new mother bord
    >> as
    >> long as you have the mother bord drivers installed and the old cd or a
    >> copy
    >> of windows 98 cd kicking around i have done this on all my systems .
    >> as the lic states you can have a copy on one computer at a time unless
    >> its
    >> the volume lic .
    >> so by reformatting the drive its removeing it from the old pc and
    >> installing
    >> it on the new one.
    >>
    >>
    >>> The Upgrade CD cannot do what you want it to do.
    >>>
    >>> Your old CD is tied to your old PC/motherboard.
    >>>
    >>> Get a refund for both the CD and the motherboard then purchase a new
    >>> computer.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Tom wrote:
    >>>> I want to know if "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition UPGRADE with SP2"
    >>>> CD
    >>>> is
    >>>> just upgrade to an existing XP home install or XP full install with
    >>>> SP2?
    >>>> The CD box has even the product key.
    >>>>
    >>>> The reason I'm trying to figure out is I just purchased a new
    >>>> motherboard
    >>>> and my old XP CD gives a blue screen with Stop error when I try to
    >>>> install
    >>>> it.
    >>>> I called the motherboard support and was told that its compatible only
    >>>> with
    >>>> XP w/SP2 at least. My old XP CD doesn't have SP2.

    >
     

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