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Win XP Home & Networks

If I want to install Win XP Home edition on my two computers (which are soon to be networked together), do I need to buy 2 copies of XP or is it legal to install on 2 since I own both computers. Does it "talk" to the other computer through the network to see if it is running the same copy? I know many game developers use to do that with their games to keep you from sharing your CD with someone else just to be able to play against them over a network.
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I won't say it's legal, but there's no issues as far as them both running. I ran the desktop and laptop with the same copy of XP pro.

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Ok thanks.
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If it makes you register it, then you have to have separate copies I think. I can't remember for sure, but I think you're allowed one copy of the software per PC, not per user/household
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Re: Win XP Home & Networks

I believe that the software will allow 2 internet authorizations before you have to telephone MS for a manual authorization code.
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Who gives a phlying phuck! Bill has enough $$, don't you think?
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Re: Win XP Home & Networks

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I believe that the software will allow 2 internet authorizations before you have to telephone MS for a manual authorization code.
What is an authorization code? Is that the long, hyphenated letter/number combo thing you put in with every MS product (office, windows, etc)?

So if you don't have internet access on the computer you are installing XP you can't install it?

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Re: Win XP Home & Networks

I used one XP Home CD on both of my home computers, but I ended up calling Micro(sized)soft(dick) to get a 2nd Product Key for $80. I am using their wireless home networking kit.
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Re: Win XP Home & Networks

You can install XP without a direct Internet connection. If there is a modem in the PC it can dial itself out to MS to register. If you don't have a modem, you can do the phone registration. You start the registration, choose phone, call MS at the number that shows in the wizard and read the long number to the operator. He will read you back a long number combination that you type into XP to register it.

If you tell MS you are moving the install to a new PC because the old one died, it won't cost you. Don't do it too many times though.

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What is an authorization code? Is that the long, hyphenated letter/number combo thing you put in with every MS product (office, windows, etc)?

So if you don't have internet access on the computer you are installing XP you can't install it?
No that is the product key. MS XP and some other software now require activation, be it by internet or phone. If you don't have internet they give you a 1-800 number.
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The install on both computers had the "requirement" to activate, but never did and never saw anything else in regards to registering ever again.

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Read what I meant, not what I wrote. You are correct, it is the "Activation" process that I was explaining and not the "Registration. There is no requirement to register the products.

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What is an authorization code? Is that the long, hyphenated letter/number combo thing you put in with every MS product (office, windows, etc)?

So if you don't have internet access on the computer you are installing XP you can't install it?
You have to call the 800 number to activate it.
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Re: Win XP Home & Networks

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