Does XP need to be de-authorised to move to a new Mac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bilbo--baggins, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. bilbo--baggins macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
    I've got Windows XP Professional that came with Office 2004 (found instructions to make an installation CD online, and the key works fine). I gather it's not an OEM licence and can be moved between machines.

    Is there somewhere in Windows that I need to go to 'de-authorise' XP on my MacBook before I install it on my Mac Pro?
  2. parapup macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2006
    No - If it is a retail copy, you have to call Microsoft and tell them you are moving it - they will activate it over phone.

    So just delete the original OS copy and install on the new machine - try to activate - it might fail and give you option for calling along with the number.

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