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Activation key for 2 pc

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mradyn01, Feb 21, 2007.

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  1. mradyn01

    mradyn01 Thread Starter

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    Hi I have 2 pc one at home and one at my mother place
    Qeustion is can I activate both pc from the same product key
    Or what must I do
     
  2. norton850

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    No. One product key per PC. In other words each PC must have its own copy of XP.
     
  3. Carey934

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    Think of each copy of Windows as you would a license plate for your car. You cannot use the same license on two different cars.
     
  4. mradyn01

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    ok then where can i buy win xp for cheap i live in south africa cape town
     
  5. Carey934

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    XP sells for pretty much one price. Microsoft controls the pricing structure. So there is never a 'sale' on Windows and it's price never changes for all the versions.
     
  6. fstephens

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    Instead of giving Microsoft hundreds of dollars (or Rand) to license XP for 3 computers, why not try Ubuntu linux, started by a fellow South African?
    I prefer the Kubuntu version - it's more like Windows. You will also save lots of money on software - there are thousands of applications available free.
    And, you won't have to worry about virus, spyware, or other malware.
    Give it a try, you have nothing to loose. It's free, you can run it right from the CD without touching your hard drive or affecting Windows.
    They will even ship you CD's free!

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  7. Bob Cerelli

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    Just make sure all your important Windows applications will run under Linux.
     
  8. fstephens

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    Yes, good point that I forgot to mention. Some WILL work under Wine or Crossover Office, but it's probably better to try and find native Linux applications. Normal office, e-mail, web browsing software is of course available, but there are lots of others too.
    In Ubuntu, just browse the Adept package manager to see what is there allready. If you can't find what you need, look in the Ubuntu forms for how to enable other software reposotories. That will give you access to literally thousands of applications.

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  9. Bob Cerelli

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    Yep. Just depends on your needs and if critical apps or requirements as far as software will either run under Linux or have Linux alternative.
     
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