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Ok so i recently built my grandpa a PC, and used windows XP as the OS cause he didn't like the feel and look of Vista. I'm over there the other day and wanted to try out dual-booting, so i took his disk (OEM btw) and installed it onto my PC. Now i know i'm not supposed to do this, but i wasn't going to keep it on there, just wanted to try it out.

OK, so here's the weird part. I turned on my PC and messed around in XP for a bit, and windows activated itself automatically!! How is this possible if the same copy is activated on my grandpa's computer? I know his is activated cause i remember doing it!

I'm guessing that's not supposed to happen....
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post #2 of 12
it can happen two or three times, unless you got one of those cool versions.

although, after the 3rd you have to call up the indian call center
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post #3 of 12
lol free license

Hopefully they don't deactivate your gramps' computer
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lol free license

Hopefully they don't deactivate your gramps' computer
Nah, my gramps' computer isn't even connected to the internet at his house, i built it and activated it at my house, so unless MS has some crazy powers, i think i'm safe!

Hmm...wonder if i'd work on my mom's vista lappy? Or my gf's macbook?
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i did it too...dont tell anyone...it workd fine. i used my friends XP disc that says "only for use on HP computers" LOL.
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although, after the 3rd you have to call up the indian call center
     
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although, after the 3rd you have to call up the indian call center
LOL! Actually, i've got some Australian woman before. SUPER easy to understand compared to Mujjibar or whatever that guy's name was that i got the first time i ever had to call lol
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LOL yeah. Used a recovery disk to install on another computer.

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post #10 of 12
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LOL yeah. Used a recovery disk to install on another computer.
This isn't a recovery disk. It's an OEM copy of XP Pro. I'm pretty sure it's only supposed to activate once. I mean, my OEM copy of Vista didn't activate on the same PC when i swapped hard drives!
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