XP pro product activation

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NitroNic

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ok, I have a legal license of win XP pro activated, which came pre installed on my computer. I Recently Purchased win 2k pro.
(don't bother asking WHY I'm doing this..... please...)

I am planning to rid this machine of windows XP pro, and put 2000 pro on it.

This means I have a copy of windows XP pro laying around, not installed on anything. So legally I can install it on a different computer, correct?

As far as product activation goes, is it a pain to install XP on another machine after it's been installed on a different one?

Thanks.

Nic
 
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It requires a simple phone call and an explanation of the circumstances. They will then give you a new 25 digit number to enter. It's no big deal and they handle several calls like yours daily. I suppose if you did it too frequently they might suspect you were up to no good but an occasional computer swap is reasonable.

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If XP was installed more than 120 days ago, then you shouldn't even need the phone call
 

NitroNic

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XP Pro has been installed & activated on this computer for a little over a year.

But thanks guys, I was hoping it would be something like that.

Nic
 
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