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Mike in Nebraska 09-25-2008 06:24 PM

Vista Business Upgrade - Can I use XP Pro on another PC?
 
Just upgraded a PC to Vista Business; the license is an upgrade. Does is
still "tie" the original XP Pro license to the PC, or can I use it on
another PC or laptop?

TIA,

--
Mike Webb
Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust, Inc.
a conservation non-profit (501 (c)(3)) organization
Wood River, NE



Paul Montgomery 09-25-2008 07:30 PM

Re: Vista Business Upgrade - Can I use XP Pro on another PC?
 
On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:24:13 -0500, "Mike in Nebraska"
<Mike_Webb@whoopingcrane.org> wrote:

>Just upgraded a PC to Vista Business; the license is an upgrade. Does is
>still "tie" the original XP Pro license to the PC, or can I use it on
>another PC or laptop?


The XP Pro license is still tied to your upgraded PC. That's why you
got a discount over the full retail price.

Mike in Nebraska 09-25-2008 08:06 PM

Re: Vista Business Upgrade - Can I use XP Pro on another PC?
 
OK, thanks.
"Paul Montgomery" <i.m.nonnymous@NOSPAMgmail.com> wrote in message
news:1mpnd4dgicie31kflkdfgjs4im8k7ab4bu@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:24:13 -0500, "Mike in Nebraska"
> <Mike_Webb@whoopingcrane.org> wrote:
>
>>Just upgraded a PC to Vista Business; the license is an upgrade. Does is
>>still "tie" the original XP Pro license to the PC, or can I use it on
>>another PC or laptop?

>
> The XP Pro license is still tied to your upgraded PC. That's why you
> got a discount over the full retail price.




f/fgeorge 09-25-2008 08:09 PM

Re: Vista Business Upgrade - Can I use XP Pro on another PC?
 
On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:24:13 -0500, "Mike in Nebraska"
<Mike_Webb@whoopingcrane.org> wrote:

>Just upgraded a PC to Vista Business; the license is an upgrade. Does is
>still "tie" the original XP Pro license to the PC, or can I use it on
>another PC or laptop?
>
>TIA,

You paid for ONE license, you only get to use the software on ONE
pc!!! And upgrade is just that, it is NOT permission to use the old
software on any other machine.

gandalff 10-07-2008 06:43 PM

Re: Vista Business Upgrade - Can I use XP Pro on another PC?
 

"f/fgeorge" <ffgeorge@yourplace.com> wrote in message
news:5urnd49hp7522l778vjatjoda84pniom33@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:24:13 -0500, "Mike in Nebraska"
> <Mike_Webb@whoopingcrane.org> wrote:
>
>>Just upgraded a PC to Vista Business; the license is an upgrade. Does is
>>still "tie" the original XP Pro license to the PC, or can I use it on
>>another PC or laptop?
>>
>>TIA,

> You paid for ONE license, you only get to use the software on ONE
> pc!!! And upgrade is just that, it is NOT permission to use the old
> software on any other machine.


What a load of tosh.
Of course you can use the other original xp pro on another machine.
I know it states that you are only supposed to use it on one PC, but
Microsoft, even though they can be a pain in the rear, are not bothered
about you installing it on another pc you own. Just install the dam thing
and don't worry about it
Gandalff


Bruce Chambers 10-08-2008 12:18 AM

Re: Vista Business Upgrade - Can I use XP Pro on another PC?
 
gandalff wrote:
>
> "f/fgeorge" <ffgeorge@yourplace.com> wrote in message
> news:5urnd49hp7522l778vjatjoda84pniom33@4ax.com...
>> On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:24:13 -0500, "Mike in Nebraska"
>> <Mike_Webb@whoopingcrane.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Just upgraded a PC to Vista Business; the license is an upgrade.
>>> Does is
>>> still "tie" the original XP Pro license to the PC, or can I use it on
>>> another PC or laptop?
>>>
>>> TIA,

>> You paid for ONE license, you only get to use the software on ONE
>> pc!!! And upgrade is just that, it is NOT permission to use the old
>> software on any other machine.

>
> What a load of tosh.
> Of course you can use the other original xp pro on another machine.



No, that is blatantly false. Just as the Upgrade EULA makes perfectly
clear, the license for the earlier, qualifying OS will be subsumed
(become an integral part of) by the Vista Upgrade license. Basically,
you have no license to use the Upgrade without there first being an
earlier, qualifying OS license _permanently_ in place on the computer,
and that qualifying license cannot subsequently be used anywhere else.


> I know it states that you are only supposed to use it on one PC, but
> Microsoft, even though they can be a pain in the rear, are not bothered
> about you installing it on another pc you own. Just install the dam
> thing and don't worry about it
> Gandalff
>



Just because one might not get caught, that doesn't make it OK to steal.


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gandalff 10-08-2008 09:36 PM

Re: Vista Business Upgrade - Can I use XP Pro on another PC?
 

"Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message
news:enIddtNKJHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> gandalff wrote:
>>
>> "f/fgeorge" <ffgeorge@yourplace.com> wrote in message
>> news:5urnd49hp7522l778vjatjoda84pniom33@4ax.com...
>>> On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:24:13 -0500, "Mike in Nebraska"
>>> <Mike_Webb@whoopingcrane.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Just upgraded a PC to Vista Business; the license is an upgrade. Does
>>>> is
>>>> still "tie" the original XP Pro license to the PC, or can I use it on
>>>> another PC or laptop?
>>>>
>>>> TIA,
>>> You paid for ONE license, you only get to use the software on ONE
>>> pc!!! And upgrade is just that, it is NOT permission to use the old
>>> software on any other machine.

>>
>> What a load of tosh.
>> Of course you can use the other original xp pro on another machine.

>
>
> No, that is blatantly false. Just as the Upgrade EULA makes perfectly
> clear, the license for the earlier, qualifying OS will be subsumed (become
> an integral part of) by the Vista Upgrade license. Basically, you have no
> license to use the Upgrade without there first being an earlier,
> qualifying OS license _permanently_ in place on the computer, and that
> qualifying license cannot subsequently be used anywhere else.
>
>
>> I know it states that you are only supposed to use it on one PC, but
>> Microsoft, even though they can be a pain in the rear, are not bothered
>> about you installing it on another pc you own. Just install the dam thing
>> and don't worry about it
>> Gandalff
>>

>
>
> Just because one might not get caught, that doesn't make it OK to steal.
>
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
>
> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
>
> Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand
> Russell
>
> The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
> killed a great many philosophers.
> ~ Denis Diderot



With the billions of dollars Microsoft are making, I certainly would not
think twice about installing the same original windows disk on how ever many
computers I had, I have four in my house and each of them has vista ultimate
installed from the same disk, who in thier right mind would go out and
purchase four seperate copies of ANY program "just to be a good boy" LOL,
don't make me laugh.
I paid for Microsoft Vista Ultimate and will continue to install it on as
many computers as I wish. I could understand you moaning if I had downloaded
it via bit torrent yes. But what your saying is, if I was to purchase for
example Fifa 2009 and put it on my PC, I shouldn't put it on my Sons PC as
well, but I should buy ANOTHER copy of Fifa 2009 for his PC, Your crazy man.
and bloody stupid.
Gandalff


Chuck 10-11-2008 06:44 AM

Re: Vista Business Upgrade - Can I use XP Pro on another PC?
 
If you used the same copy and the same keys to install Vista on multiple
machines, don't be too surprised when the machines start complaining about
invalid keys and quit working properly. (Unless you have some sort of corp
or similar key.)

"gandalff" <fj.smith@kinock.org> wrote in message
news:eobKk3YKJHA.5972@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>
> "Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message
> news:enIddtNKJHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> gandalff wrote:
>>>
>>> "f/fgeorge" <ffgeorge@yourplace.com> wrote in message
>>> news:5urnd49hp7522l778vjatjoda84pniom33@4ax.com...
>>>> On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:24:13 -0500, "Mike in Nebraska"
>>>> <Mike_Webb@whoopingcrane.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Just upgraded a PC to Vista Business; the license is an upgrade. Does
>>>>> is
>>>>> still "tie" the original XP Pro license to the PC, or can I use it on
>>>>> another PC or laptop?
>>>>>
>>>>> TIA,
>>>> You paid for ONE license, you only get to use the software on ONE
>>>> pc!!! And upgrade is just that, it is NOT permission to use the old
>>>> software on any other machine.
>>>
>>> What a load of tosh.
>>> Of course you can use the other original xp pro on another machine.

>>
>>
>> No, that is blatantly false. Just as the Upgrade EULA makes perfectly
>> clear, the license for the earlier, qualifying OS will be subsumed
>> (become an integral part of) by the Vista Upgrade license. Basically,
>> you have no license to use the Upgrade without there first being an
>> earlier, qualifying OS license _permanently_ in place on the computer,
>> and that qualifying license cannot subsequently be used anywhere else.
>>
>>
>>> I know it states that you are only supposed to use it on one PC, but
>>> Microsoft, even though they can be a pain in the rear, are not bothered
>>> about you installing it on another pc you own. Just install the dam
>>> thing and don't worry about it
>>> Gandalff
>>>

>>
>>
>> Just because one might not get caught, that doesn't make it OK to steal.
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Bruce Chambers
>>
>> Help us help you:
>> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>>
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
>>
>> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
>> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
>>
>> Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand
>> Russell
>>
>> The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
>> killed a great many philosophers.
>> ~ Denis Diderot

>
>
> With the billions of dollars Microsoft are making, I certainly would not
> think twice about installing the same original windows disk on how ever
> many computers I had, I have four in my house and each of them has vista
> ultimate installed from the same disk, who in thier right mind would go
> out and purchase four seperate copies of ANY program "just to be a good
> boy" LOL, don't make me laugh.
> I paid for Microsoft Vista Ultimate and will continue to install it on as
> many computers as I wish. I could understand you moaning if I had
> downloaded it via bit torrent yes. But what your saying is, if I was to
> purchase for example Fifa 2009 and put it on my PC, I shouldn't put it on
> my Sons PC as well, but I should buy ANOTHER copy of Fifa 2009 for his PC,
> Your crazy man. and bloody stupid.
> Gandalff
>




gandalff 10-11-2008 03:04 PM

Re: Vista Business Upgrade - Can I use XP Pro on another PC?
 
They have all been running just fine since May 2007
Gandalff



"Chuck" <cdkuder@msn.com> wrote in message
news:%23RHdaz2KJHA.4996@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> If you used the same copy and the same keys to install Vista on multiple
> machines, don't be too surprised when the machines start complaining about
> invalid keys and quit working properly. (Unless you have some sort of corp
> or similar key.)
>
> "gandalff" <fj.smith@kinock.org> wrote in message
> news:eobKk3YKJHA.5972@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message
>> news:enIddtNKJHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>> gandalff wrote:
>>>>
>>>> "f/fgeorge" <ffgeorge@yourplace.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:5urnd49hp7522l778vjatjoda84pniom33@4ax.com...
>>>>> On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:24:13 -0500, "Mike in Nebraska"
>>>>> <Mike_Webb@whoopingcrane.org> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Just upgraded a PC to Vista Business; the license is an upgrade.
>>>>>> Does is
>>>>>> still "tie" the original XP Pro license to the PC, or can I use it on
>>>>>> another PC or laptop?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> TIA,
>>>>> You paid for ONE license, you only get to use the software on ONE
>>>>> pc!!! And upgrade is just that, it is NOT permission to use the old
>>>>> software on any other machine.
>>>>
>>>> What a load of tosh.
>>>> Of course you can use the other original xp pro on another machine.
>>>
>>>
>>> No, that is blatantly false. Just as the Upgrade EULA makes perfectly
>>> clear, the license for the earlier, qualifying OS will be subsumed
>>> (become an integral part of) by the Vista Upgrade license. Basically,
>>> you have no license to use the Upgrade without there first being an
>>> earlier, qualifying OS license _permanently_ in place on the computer,
>>> and that qualifying license cannot subsequently be used anywhere else.
>>>
>>>
>>>> I know it states that you are only supposed to use it on one PC, but
>>>> Microsoft, even though they can be a pain in the rear, are not bothered
>>>> about you installing it on another pc you own. Just install the dam
>>>> thing and don't worry about it
>>>> Gandalff
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Just because one might not get caught, that doesn't make it OK to steal.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Bruce Chambers
>>>
>>> Help us help you:
>>> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>>>
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
>>>
>>> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
>>> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
>>>
>>> Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand
>>> Russell
>>>
>>> The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
>>> killed a great many philosophers.
>>> ~ Denis Diderot

>>
>>
>> With the billions of dollars Microsoft are making, I certainly would not
>> think twice about installing the same original windows disk on how ever
>> many computers I had, I have four in my house and each of them has vista
>> ultimate installed from the same disk, who in thier right mind would go
>> out and purchase four seperate copies of ANY program "just to be a good
>> boy" LOL, don't make me laugh.
>> I paid for Microsoft Vista Ultimate and will continue to install it on as
>> many computers as I wish. I could understand you moaning if I had
>> downloaded it via bit torrent yes. But what your saying is, if I was to
>> purchase for example Fifa 2009 and put it on my PC, I shouldn't put it on
>> my Sons PC as well, but I should buy ANOTHER copy of Fifa 2009 for his
>> PC, Your crazy man. and bloody stupid.
>> Gandalff
>>

>
>




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