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multiple xp installs?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jakewade, Jan 20, 2003.

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  1. jakewade

    jakewade Thread Starter

    Feb 20, 2002
    hey guys and gals,

    first, i have purchased a new computer for my kids with windows xp as the operating system and i get the "old" computer to use as my work computer.

    i have transferred and saved all the data i needed from the old computer to the new computer(networked) and have formatted the old harddrive. my operating system was a 98se upgrade over a 95 os install and i was planning to reload 95 and then the 98se upgrade.

    my question is: can i use my copy of xp to load as my os on the old computer instead of the 95/98se combo. i was told by the guy who helped me with my initial network link up that my xp is only good on the computer that it was loaded on ( by the company that put my machine together and registered the os). others have told me otherwise.

    also i was wondering if i have "enough" computer to use xp effectively. the old computer has an amd k6-2- 500 cpu with 328 megs. of pc 100 ram on a gbt ga-5aa motherboard.

    as always, any help on this issue will be greatly appreciated,


  2. Dan O

    Dan O

    Feb 13, 1999
    You have the resources needed to run XP but you will need another copy. A different Activation code is requried for each PC. With the Windows 98SE Upgrade CD you don't have to install 95 first. Install 98 and will will prompt for the location of the old Windows, just insert the 95 CD and point to it.
  3. mal1930


    Apr 27, 2002
    Hi, I wanted to install XP twice on my computer. One OS on each drive and use it as a dual boot and if the OS is the Home edition it is not allowed. I understood it is in the Pro. Version. I got this from MS in Australia.

    Why I wanted to do it is that there is a free drive image that requires 2 OS to work properly. Peace Mal
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