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    Question XP home. 1 disc, 2 computers?

    Hi, My questions is, can i use an xp home disc (with sp2 on it) with a computer that i intend to build when i have already used it on my main computer. The new computer i intend to build would have all new parts in it so mobo, ram, hddr, gfx card etc... Could i use my disc that i have already used on my other computer to set up and install on my 'intended' new build. Thanks a lot any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, john

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    basically, no

    if you're lucky, it'll install & let you update one of them to latest.

    but it's unlicensed, illegal, and will probably lock you out if you try to update both within quick succession

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    m'afriad not - its new Licence time.
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    Ok so if you have a Proper Key you should be able to do this ,my win xp pro has been installed registered/activated in more that 6 or 7 computers and nothing has ever been said ever , but you will have to activate over the phone bt i have never had any problems.

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    hm, misunderstood the question slightly.

    didn't realise one machine was going to replace the other.

    you technically have the 30-day window for product activation - if you install it on machine 2, then format machine 1 within 30 days, then activate machine 2 after machine 1 is no longer using that windows license, you should be okay

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