If I upgrade WinXP to Win7, will I ever be able to install XP using that license?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MikeTheVike, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. MikeTheVike macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2009
    I'm using VMWare fusion to install Windows on my Mac for web testing. I already have Windows XP and a serial number for it. I have installed that. I also want Windows 7 to test in IE9+. If I buy Win7 Upgrade and upgrade it over one of my XP installs, will that void my XP serial? I'd like to be able to install XP again in the future using that serial number if necessary. Thanks!
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    Legally speaking, the license is still tied to the upgrade and cannot be re-used.

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