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XP licensce transferrable?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jfjohn, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. jfjohn

    jfjohn Flightless Bird

    I have a Dell pc that no longer works. Can I use the Dell operating system
    disk that came with it to install Windows XP on another non-Dell machine?
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    No, its an oem licence which is not transferable, its also likely the case
    that your dell win installation disks will not install on a none dell sys,
    as they will be locked to origonal dell hardware

    "jfjohn" <jfjohn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:31A3D6B5-60E0-490A-8530-B205327765C4@microsoft.com...
    >I have a Dell pc that no longer works. Can I use the Dell operating system
    > disk that came with it to install Windows XP on another non-Dell machine?
     
  3. olfart

    olfart Flightless Bird

    "jfjohn" <jfjohn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:31A3D6B5-60E0-490A-8530-B205327765C4@microsoft.com...
    >I have a Dell pc that no longer works. Can I use the Dell operating system
    > disk that came with it to install Windows XP on another non-Dell machine?


    The disk will install XP, but you will need a new license key
     
  4. Paul Randall

    Paul Randall Flightless Bird

    "jfjohn" <jfjohn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:31A3D6B5-60E0-490A-8530-B205327765C4@microsoft.com...
    >I have a Dell pc that no longer works. Can I use the Dell operating system
    > disk that came with it to install Windows XP on another non-Dell machine?


    OEM EULAs state that the license is non-transferrable.
    Some Dell OS installation discs will install the OS on other brands of PCs,
    using the key on the label on the old PC. Activation may work on this other
    PC. It would be an interesting experiment.

    -Paul Randall
     
  5. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 05:48:01 -0800, jfjohn
    <jfjohn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    > I have a Dell pc that no longer works. Can I use the Dell operating system
    > disk that came with it to install Windows XP on another non-Dell machine?



    No, for two reasons:

    1. You have an OEM copy of Windows and the biggest disadvantage of OEM
    versions is that their license is good only for the first computer
    they are installed on. They may never be moved to another computer,
    whether Dell or not.

    2. Almost certainly your CD is BIOS-locked to the Dell motherboard and
    it will not work on another computer.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  6. 20100221

    20100221 Flightless Bird

    Ignore what others have said. I have successfully installed DELL branded OS
    on a self built computer and it installed and also activated it online.

    Sometimes you may need to phone Microsoft of what you have done and they
    normally activate it whatever depending on the time of the day and the mood
    they are in. If some MVPs had provoked them on that particular day then you
    will have to phone next day but activate they will!.

    hth

    "jfjohn" <jfjohn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:31A3D6B5-60E0-490A-8530-B205327765C4@microsoft.com...
    >I have a Dell pc that no longer works. Can I use the Dell operating system
    > disk that came with it to install Windows XP on another non-Dell machine?
     
  7. 20100221

    20100221 Flightless Bird

    "DL" <notvalid@spoofaddress.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:eAGN11vsKHA.928@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > No, its an oem licence which is not transferable, its also likely the case
    > that your dell win installation disks will not install on a none dell sys,
    > as they will be locked to origonal dell hardware
    >


    You are talking completely and utterly rubbish. No wonder you are jobless
    and scrounging on taxpayers. You better sort out your drug addiction
    problem before coming here.
     
  8. 20100221

    20100221 Flightless Bird

    "Paul Randall" <paulr901@cableone.net> wrote in message
    news:uxC$BywsKHA.6004@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >


    > OEM EULAs state that the license is non-transferrable.
    > Some Dell OS installation discs will install the OS on other brands of
    > PCs, using the key on the label on the old PC. Activation may work on
    > this other PC. It would be an interesting experiment.
    >


    Yes agreed. Done it and it works. I do it all the time!! Don't forget, XP
    is not actively supported by Microsoft because it wants everybody to buy
    Windows 7. We are on what is called extended support period until 2014 and
    so no further work is being done actively unless some critical updates are
    required.
     
  9. 20100221

    20100221 Flightless Bird

    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:s7l2o5580aerj5ncugtg04cd52nu2ug0i4@4ax.com...

    > 2. Almost certainly your CD is BIOS-locked to the Dell motherboard and
    > it will not work on another computer.



    RUBBISH. you haven't formatted a HD or know anything about it so what do
    you know about "BIOS-locked" Operating system. All CDs are almost identical
    except that DELL and HP CDs contain their proprietary stuff.
     
  10. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "20100221" <20100221@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:#nzglcxsKHA.4220@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > RUBBISH. you haven't formatted a HD or know anything about it so what do
    > you know about "BIOS-locked" Operating system.


    New here, are you? I would duck very deep if I were you. You're going to
    very quickly get binned by everyone here if you continue to spout such
    ignorant rubbish.
     
  11. 20100221

    20100221 Flightless Bird

    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:eV7MfkxsKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >


    > New here, are you? I would duck very deep if I were you. You're going to
    > very quickly get binned by everyone here if you continue to spout such
    > ignorant rubbish.



    First WHO CARES if I am binned by everyone. I thought this was done years
    ago and yet you took the trouble to read my message!.

    Second: I am not spouting any ignorant rubbish. all my writings have been
    through experience and practical demonstration on my some 1000 PCs at my
    university.

    hth
     
  12. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    20100221 wrote:
    >

    <snipped>

    Gordon wrote:
    > New here, are you? I would duck very deep if I were you. You're
    > going to very quickly get binned by everyone here if you continue
    > to spout such ignorant rubbish.


    Gordon,

    20100221 is not 'new'. They used to post her under the name "anonymous"
    (really.) They said the same stuff, made the same comments, etc - although
    I believe that since they changed their name to a number - they have become
    a little more prolific about it all.

    My name for them has always been SAQless.

    They seem to enjoy calling me antipodean
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antipodeans and/or
    http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_1861586035/antipodean.html and/or
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antipodean .)

    Whatever/whomever they are (some people believe them to be a new moniker for
    "Patrick Christopher Butts", "pcbutts", "The Real Truth", etc <- I am not so
    convinced - nor do I care in the end) - new is not a word you can associate
    with them.

    Ignore them when you can. Ignore them when you can't. Or talk with them at
    great length if you wish. Your decision, your time. ;-)

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

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:um64oxxsKHA.4436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    > Whatever/whomever they are (some people believe them to be a new moniker
    > for "Patrick Christopher Butts", "pcbutts", "The Real Truth", etc <- I am
    > not so convinced - nor do I care in the end) - new is not a word you can
    > associate with them.



    Right. That would figure.
    Into the bozo bin they go....
     
  14. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "20100221" <20100221@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:uvb4HuxsKHA.4752@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    > Second: I am not spouting any ignorant rubbish. all my writings have been
    > through experience and practical demonstration on my some 1000 PCs at my
    > university.


    Yeah right. And your "university" buys pre-installed windows? I think NOT.

    PLONK.
     
  15. 20100221

    20100221 Flightless Bird

    The guy has a good memory. That is what is needed here! Keep it up.

    "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:um64oxxsKHA.4436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...

    <snipped due to irrelevancy>
     
  16. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    <entire conversation, archived>
    http://groups.google.com/group/micr...p.general/browse_frm/thread/32c30db363bab586/
    </entire conversation, archived>



    20100221 wrote:
    >

    <snipped>

    Gordon wrote:
    > New here, are you? I would duck very deep if I were you. You're
    > going to very quickly get binned by everyone here if you continue
    > to spout such ignorant rubbish.


    Shenan Stanley wrote:
    > 20100221 is not 'new'. They used to post her under the name "anonymous"
    > (really.) They said the same stuff, made the same comments, etc -
    > although I believe that since they changed their name to a number - they
    > have become a little more prolific about it all.
    >
    > My name for them has always been SAQless.
    >
    > They seem to enjoy calling me antipodean
    > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antipodeans and/or
    > http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_1861586035/antipodean.html and/or
    > http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antipodean .)
    >
    > Whatever/whomever they are (some people believe them to be a new moniker
    > for "Patrick Christopher Butts", "pcbutts", "The Real Truth", etc <- I am
    > not so convinced - nor do I care in the end) - new is not a word you can
    > associate with them.
    >
    > Ignore them when you can. Ignore them when you can't. Or talk with them
    > at great length if you wish. Your decision, your time. ;-)


    20100221 wrote:
    > The guy has a good memory. That is what is needed here! Keep it up.
    >
    > Shenan Stanley wrote:
    >
    > <snipped due to irrelevancy>


    <put back because I felt like it>

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  17. 20100221

    20100221 Flightless Bird

    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:%23cXiU0xsKHA.5868@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >


    > Yeah right. And your "university" buys pre-installed windows? I think NOT.


    You will be surprised to learn that HP and DELL DON'T sell white boxes with
    no operating system. All our boxes have serial numbers affixed on them.
    Whether we decide to keep the same configurations is a different matter all
    together. We do buy DELL and HP systems which are all preinstalled with OS
    but we normally wipe them clean and use our own VLK OS to suit our own
    purpose. This, therefore, releases 1000s of serial numbers and useless
    media kits which we just leave them outside for people to help them selves.!
    students take them and use the serial numbers on these boxes for their own
    short term fame!!

    <plonker>

    hth
     
  18. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    <snipped>

    Gordon wrote:
    <snipped>
    > ... your "university" buys pre-installed windows? I think NOT.

    <snipped>

    From my experience - most universities (in the U.S. anyway) do buy systems
    with pre-installed windows. They may not keep said pre-installed windows
    installed, but they do purchase them with pre-installed windows because that
    covers their need for a license to go along with the volume license
    agreement they normally have. ;-)
     
  19. 20100221

    20100221 Flightless Bird

    "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:um64oxxsKHA.4436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...

    > Whatever/whomever they are (some people believe them to be a new moniker
    > for "Patrick Christopher Butts", "pcbutts", "The Real Truth", etc <- I am
    > not so convinced - nor do I care in the end) - new is not a word you can
    > associate with them.


    Not so loudly antipodean. Best thing is to let people assume anything they
    want. It suits us very well indeed.
     
  20. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    20100221 wrote:
    > You will be surprised to learn that HP and DELL DON'T sell white boxes
    > with no operating system.

    <snipped>

    Dell does sell systems with no operating system installed.
     

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