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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Damsel, Feb 2, 2004.

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  1. Damsel

    Damsel Thread Starter

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    I am buying a new computer and I was wondering if the following was feasible and/or legal:

    I have Windows XP on one computer. My thought was to make a 'ghost' of my old computer and put it on my new one. I then would network the two. Is that something that is legal or should I just bite the bullet and buy another OS? My idea is still to ghost one. Is that the best way of 'transferring' my files?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. PC_Wiz

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    Legally you should have a separate licence for each computer.

    Personally I'wouldn't gosth the system, since is older. I would just reinstall the application on the new system and transfer the data over the network.
     
  4. MrBillPro

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    Good luck on getting XP to run period with much of a hardware change if your are ghosting to an exact hardware PC you will probably do OK as for as the legal thing I am not a lawyer and don't make those calls I leave that to the want to be lawyers. Personally my opinion is did i buy this software or am i renting it or using it under the control of MS I feel if i bought it and it belongs to me as long as i am using it on my personal PC's it's OK with me, Of course i own the corporate version so this is not an issue with me I had to re finance my home when it first came out to buy it but I like the hassle free use don't have to call Daddy to reinstall. :D
     
  5. Damsel

    Damsel Thread Starter

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    Thanks to both of you for the feedback and advice. I shall buy a new OS and transfer data through the networking. That's a great idea!

    Thanks!
     
  6. steve65

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    With that many hardware changes, XP will prompt you to re-register with microsoft - which happens to be their way of preventing from doing just what you are asking :)

    Steve
     
  7. Damsel

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    That's what I figured!! :-(

    Thanks, Steve.
     
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