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#41419 15-Sep-2009 21:41
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My in-laws old Dell is starting to give up and I'm planning on building a new budget PC. I'm thinking it would be great if I could use the version of XP they have on disc that came with the DELL and use the license that came with it. Am I going to be able to do this? I have another version non-Dell version of XP with sp2 slipstremed into it, could I use that to install and then use the old Dells license for it? I'm not sure how the Dell licensing works. Any suggestions?

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  #256034 16-Sep-2009 10:00
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No can do. OEM licensing can only be installed on one PC and is non transferable.


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  #256083 16-Sep-2009 12:28
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well that sucks a big one


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  #256088 16-Sep-2009 12:34
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OEM pricing is cheaper than full standalone retail pricing (for the OS).

So they won out at the start of the deal, but yeah, that licence dies with that machine.

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