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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by buf, Jan 27, 2007.

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  1. buf

    buf Thread Starter

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    I have now slipstreamed my WinXP SP2 and made my self a copy and kept the ISO on my desktop until I get an answer. Can I burn that ISO for a friend who also has the legal retail WinXP install CD to use on his computer? His computer is not like mine and both our computers have the install CD validated and this is why I don't think it would work. As usual, TIA.
     
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    If your slipstreamed ISO is XP Pro full retail version (not OEM or upgrade) + SP2... and your CD key is not part of the ISO... and your friend owns XP Pro full retail version (not OEM or upgrade)... and installs it using his own CD key... then I would say it's OK.
     
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    You have captured to a "T" the exact picture. He is savvy enough to know that he has to use his own XP Pro key so if my key is in the ISO, what harm is there? I do not know if the ISO has my key or not---whatever was on my install CD is now on the ISO but I did not enter my key while doing the slipstreaming so he should have no knowledge of what my key is!! Right??
     
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    The CD key is not part of an XP CD... all are identical. So what you are proposing to do should work and is legal as far as I know.
     
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    Thanks Frank4d. I didn't think the key was a part of the CD but your question caused me to question. OK, I agree it should work.
     
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