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post #11 of 21
In all regards its the same as the regular windows except for whats stated in here:
http://oem.microsoft.com/downloads/P...SB_License.pdf
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Sounds good. Thanks a bunch guys!
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Got it today. The little sticker thing has two holes in it, though. Are they supposed to be there?
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Burn
Got it today. The little sticker thing has two holes in it, though. Are they supposed to be there?
Yeah thats how they do the new coa's. You didn't put it on your pc did you?
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post #15 of 21
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No, I didn't put it on. I'm just going to keep it on the plastic it came in.
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post #16 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burn
I'm looking to buy XP Pro off newegg.com, but I'm not sure if I want to buy the OEM or the retail. If I buy the OEM, what am I required to do, if anything? It's a ~$100 difference, so it is important.
The OEM version can only be installed on one computer.... The retail version can be installed on 10, I believe.
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post #17 of 21
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Hmm...Funny, I've installed XP Home OEM, the disk & license that came with my 2001 Dell on 3 computers. My ABIT AI7 rig, that Dell rig, and now my DFI Ultra-D rig. Are you sure about the OEM limit?
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post #18 of 21
I guess oem is 5, retail 15? I know there is a set limit...
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post #19 of 21
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Dunno. I'm hoping anyway that this will be able to hold at least 5 installs on 5 different motherboards, and many installs on the same motherboard.
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post #20 of 21
The second time and there after you will have to call microsoft to activate it.
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