Windows XP pro on more than one computer

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by skd, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. skd macrumors 6502

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    I have a 17" MBP with boot camp installed. I just purchases a MB. Can I use my windows XP pro on both computers at the same time?
     
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  3. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    Microsoft will say you can't (as it will most likely be a violation of the license).
     
  4. skd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so legally I need to purchase a copy of windows for each computer I own?
     
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    Each computer you plan on installing it on yes. Also if you wish to install it in Parallels and in Boot Camp you are supposed to have two copies also. Unless you're using parallels beta in which you are accessing the Boot Camp copy.

    It's the same for OS X, except the family pack which costs a bit more but you get to install it on 5 machines.
     
  6. skd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    where's the best (and cheapest) place to go to purchase Windows XP?
     

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