Question on installing Windows with bootcamp

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  1. SteelBlueTJ macrumors 6502

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    I previously had a 2007 iMac in which I had a windows XP partition through bootcamp. Now I recently upgraded my machine to a Mac Pro. I erased the original iMac hard drive and just reinstalled OS X and wiping out the windows partition before giving it to my parents. Now I want to use one of the 4 drives in my Mac Pro as a windows drive. Do I have to go out and purchase a new copy of windows 7 or can I legally reinstall windows XP for now even though it was already installed on my old machine? Thanks
     
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    From MS's standpoint it really depends on the specific version of XP that you have. Licensing terms can vary.
     
  3. mcurty macrumors newbie

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    Depends on your OS. Lion will not install a Windows OS on Bootcamp earlier than Win7.
     
  4. mfvisuals macrumors regular

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    Mcurty, you're jumping the gun there with the Lion comment; the OP didn't specify what OS he/she was/is using on their Mac.

    Also, OP, this is the wrong forum for your question.

    But since you're here...

    Last time I checked, the Windows XP licensing terms allow you to install on one computer at a time. If you eradicated the previous installation of Windows, you should be able to reinstall it with no issue (legal or technical).
     

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