XP OEM available if upgraded?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by curkas, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. curkas macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  2. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    technically no... but you can activate by phone and get a new activation number if you answer the questions right :D
     
  3. curkas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry. Forgive my ignorance, but what sort of questions?:confused:
     
  4. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    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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