two questions advice....

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by whyrichard, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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  2. MrTchMan macrumors member

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    If it is a leagal copy why not.
     
  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    so i do have an xp cd...

    Hello!

    it turns out that i have the install disk that came with my pc. it is winxp pro service pack 2, version 2002.

    but it says "for distribution with a new pc only, for product support contact the manufacturer of your pc" on it.


    will this disk work on my macbook pro?

    thanks,
    r.


    is this a silly question?
     
  4. damon5334 macrumors newbie

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    Chances are, it would install... however, you would be unable to activate it. Unless you bought a copy specifically for this, your copy will only work for 30 days, or whatever it is that they give you for an activation period.
     
  5. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    but then i can purchase a licsence?

    should i just go out and get a new disk?


    r.
     
  6. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    What? Why wouldn't it activate?

    I've used OEM Disks on custom or other companies PCs - in fact, thats the only way to install Media Center Edition...
     
  7. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    has anyone used an oem disk? so will it work?



    just wanna save myself a long drive. don't mind paying for xp while i register or whatever convoluted process xp and microsoft has.


    r.
     

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