Windows XP Home Install

Custom / CUSTOM BUILD
January 7, 2009 at 03:15:18
Specs: Windows Vista, Dual Core AMD
Hiya,

I baught off ebay 2 XP Home's all sealed in the srink wrapper, the only problem is that they are Dell.

The auction said it can be used on any PC / Custom PC. It has a CD and COA (product code sticker) they both have Dell on. Would i be breaking some sort of Microsoft policy by using these on a non Dell computer?

Any help would be apprechiated.

Martyn.S

Home Built:
CPU: Intel P3 with HT 3.28 GHZ
RAM: 1 GB kingston
HDD's: Sata 120, 200GB
OS: Xp Home SP2
DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, CD-RW

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#1
January 7, 2009 at 04:50:46
Kind of late to be asking now, isn't it?

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#2
January 7, 2009 at 04:54:10
no as i havent used them they only arrived this morning.

Home Built:
CPU: Intel P3 with HT 3.28 GHZ
RAM: 1 GB kingston
HDD's: Sata 120, 200GB
OS: Xp Home SP2
DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, CD-RW

Computers act on command 99% of errors are because of user


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#3
January 7, 2009 at 07:38:05
Didn't the auction disclose what your were bidding on?

How much did you pay for each?


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#4
January 7, 2009 at 09:39:44
"no as i havent used them they only arrived this morning"

What I meant was, shouldn't you have asked your question(s) BEFORE you even bid on the discs?


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#5
January 7, 2009 at 11:04:56
Quote "Didn't the auction disclose what your were bidding on?"

the auction said the following

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"Sealed Microsoft Windows XP Home, Full, inc SP2

This is a full version, including a CoA Sticker with Key!!!
(The key was not activated or registrated before)

CD with SP2 + Booklet + CoA Sticker

Postal insurance with tracking number! (no dispatch risk for you)

for every PC/Notebook or no-name PC!

Language: English

NEW: all in Shrink Sealed unopened wrapper!"


Then turns up 2 x Dell CD's / COA's thats why i was puzzled to wether i could use them because the description as shown above states that it was for use on ANY pc / unbranded. Am i thinking i have a case to report the aution to ebay?

Kind Regards

Home Built:
CPU: Intel P3 with HT 3.28 GHZ
RAM: 1 GB kingston
HDD's: Sata 120, 200GB
OS: Xp Home SP2
DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, CD-RW

Computers act on command 99% of errors are because of user


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#6
January 7, 2009 at 11:28:20
I have seen those for sale on the net before. I don't know if they will work or not. I am pretty sure they aren't legal. Why won't you tell us how much you paid?

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#7
January 7, 2009 at 12:51:38
Lemme guess. You paid $55.10 for each?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#8
January 7, 2009 at 13:11:03
Look at the link below paying special note about New OEM restrictions.

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/o...


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#9
January 7, 2009 at 13:21:49
CD and sticker = legal.

Works on a non dell?....mine do...but it ask for a key.

I also use HP cds on IBM machines but need to use green and blue COAs and not just the BLUE coa. If on a HP the blue COA works.

My Gateway disk just doesn't seem to care about anything but an IBM computer with a Gateway logo does look odd....LOL

So having bought them give one a try and see.

Some sellers on Ebay just don't disclose all the information.

W.L.


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