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adam wilson Jul 20, 2004, 11:13am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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If i build a CPC by myself, would i have to buy a whole new copy of WinXP or could i use the one that is already on my current rig (although this is OEM so probablly not work) or would i have to buy a brand new copy for it?

Its just that i begrudge paying a few hundred pound for an OS.

I know there are free options (like linux etc) but i would prefer XP at this time.

cheers

adam


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Mohawk Jul 20, 2004, 11:27am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Question about installing win xp on a home built system
do you have a disk and code for your current one?

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Josh Butler Jul 20, 2004, 01:48pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Question about installing win xp on a home built system
Yes, but you will have to call microsoft, tell them you got a new piece of hardware, and then they will give you a new activation key.

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adam wilson Jul 20, 2004, 03:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Question about installing win xp on a home built system
No, i have a computer i bought from MESH and it came with XP on it. It has the code on the front (and back i think) but only came with a recovery disk. Therefore i presume that in order to get XP on a homebuilt system i will have to buy a completely new copy of XP or is there a way round it ;)

adam

Joshie Versace Jul 20, 2004, 03:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Question about installing win xp on a home built system
yep pretty much, the recovery disk will put back the computer the way it was sold, so if there is any new hardware on it then the drivers will not be the correct ones.
It sucks having to dish out $100-200 bucks.
If you look hard enough you can find anything. Locate a key changer and grab someones Dell xp cd and give it a whirl

adam wilson Jul 21, 2004, 05:07pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Question about installing win xp on a home built system
im quite sure thats illegal ;) and my pal bill would nor aprove!

adam

komin peeps Jul 21, 2004, 06:52pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Question about installing win xp on a home built system
As far as I can remember the Licence agreement when you install XP says something like it it only allowed to run on 1 computer (it actually says something about a proccessor) the problem would be trying to convince microsoft it is running on 1 comp because if they give you a new CD key technically if you look at it you will have 2 copys of XP. XP on your new system and XP on your old system.

Jody Gerut Jul 22, 2004, 02:01am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Question about installing win xp on a home built system
a recovery disk is the same as a ghost image so therefore it will not work, you need a real win xp home or win xp pro disk.

Chris McNally Jul 22, 2004, 02:39am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Question about installing win xp on a home built system

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Victor Hackney Jul 27, 2004, 07:42am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Question about installing win xp on a home built system
Hi Adam,
I agree with Chris..... http://www.aria.co.uk is a first class company, I have used them in Manchester, and delivery is also good....do as Chris says, buy a small computer component, and you can then get an OEM version at a very reasonable price.

Take Care
Victor

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Gamerz Jul 27, 2004, 07:51am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Question about installing win xp on a home built system
I'm not sure of some people's views on this, and in essence it is legal. Download an illegal version of Windows XP from Kazaa or DC++, and install it using the code that came with your computer. That should then make it legal. I think that will work, because i was in a similar situation, having a code and no OS disk, and when my hard drive broke, the place where I bought a new one from fitted it for me (This was before I knew anything about computers), and installed the OS using their own disk, but used my code. This is legal I think, because you are allowed bakups of programs that you own, and since you have paid for the OS in the cost of the system, you therefore own the code you were given, and so own the software too. You have just not been given the disk, and so have to obtain a backup from somewhere else, but it is essentially a backup because you hav epaid for the OS. Some people may disagree, but I think that because you have paid, it is not robbing a company or a person of their hard work, they have already go the money from it.

Gamerz
Mohawk Jul 27, 2004, 08:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Question about installing win xp on a home built system
ah but you have to get the same build that goes with the code or it wont work and this is quite tricky to do

Systems specs:

Intel Core 2 QUAD LGA775 Q6600 G0 @ 2.80GHz
Gigabyte P35-DQ6
2GB Corsair XMS2-6400C4 DDR2 Dual Channel
BFG 8800 GTX OC 768mb Ram - (600MHz Core Clock) (1800MHz Memory Clock) (1400MHz Shader Clock)
Vista 32bit
bossa ritchie Jul 28, 2004, 06:32am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Question about installing win xp on a home built system
I think you could download a copy and use your CD Key, I think the main thing is you have a valid CD Key, Companys dont really bother about the actual CD its more the serial or key thats important, think about it Microsoft would not care if you had a thousand copys of Windows as long as you had a valid CD Key and were only installing it on 1 computer.

Corey Man Aug 08, 2006, 03:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Question about installing win xp on a home built system
If you ghost info to a new hard drive and put that HD back into the original system does it have to be the same OEM that was used to install Winxp in the first place? What if i wanted to use the hard drive in an upgraded system, will winxp let me do this?


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