XP OEM available if upgraded?

curkas

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 2, 2007
2
0
Hey guys,

I'm having some trouble trying to work this out. When I built my PC I also purchased an OEM version of XP. Since then, I upgraded to Vista Ultimate (which quite honestly I find to be a load of garbage). I now have a Mac Book Pro and am interested in using Boot Camp to install my OEM edition of XP. Is this possible? The license is no longer being used and I did pay for it so doesn't this mean that I should be able to continue using it?

Any help would be awesome
 

webgoat

macrumors 6502a
Sep 20, 2007
592
0
Austin, TX
Hey guys,

I'm having some trouble trying to work this out. When I built my PC I also purchased an OEM version of XP. Since then, I upgraded to Vista Ultimate (which quite honestly I find to be a load of garbage). I now have a Mac Book Pro and am interested in using Boot Camp to install my OEM edition of XP. Is this possible? The license is no longer being used and I did pay for it so doesn't this mean that I should be able to continue using it?

Any help would be awesome
technically no... but you can activate by phone and get a new activation number if you answer the questions right :D
 

Capt Underpants

macrumors 68030
Jul 23, 2003
2,861
3
Austin, Texas
If the serial number doesn't work, you'll have to call MS. If you call MS, they'll probably ask you why you need a new serial number. If that's the case, tell them your hard drive failed and you just replaced it and need to reinstall windows. It worked for me.
 
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