Advice please - Windows XP Upgrade - how to de-register?

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Harry Hat, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. Harry Hat

    Harry Hat Guest

    I have a legit Windows XP Pro upgrade disc with all the documentation which
    was used on an old PC which has since died. I am breaking it up for spares.
    How do I get the upgrade de-registered with Microsoft to allow it to be used
    on another machine running on Win 98?
    Harry Hat, Dec 6, 2004
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  2. Harry Hat

    Lazarus Guest

    I think you phone them and its an auto process by pressing digits on your
    phone...have the serial ready!
    Lazarus, Dec 6, 2004
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  3. Harry Hat

    Gaz Guest

    Just stick it in, the serial will work and let you activate. At worse you
    will need to phone up and do the automated activation.

    Gaz, Dec 6, 2004
  4. Harry Hat

    nl Guest

    No, at worse you will have to talk to a human and explain to them what
    happened. They will give you a new registration code, no questions
    asked. The fact you have to do that is considered enough of a
    deterrent to people who want to pirate XP en masse; the idea is that
    the ordinary joe should not be affected.

    nl, Dec 6, 2004
  5. Harry Hat

    Gaz Guest

    Its your license, use it how you want, but be fair, and only use it once at
    a time.

    Gaz, Dec 7, 2004
  6. I'm sure somebody's figured out how to crack this registration process
    by now...
    Asfand Yar Qazi, Dec 7, 2004
  7. Harry Hat

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    So the OP can sell his old computer to himself? As long as he uses some
    part(s) of it on the new PC he's OK?

    This gets bl**dy complicated doesn't it, I would have thought that he
    won't have a problem in practice.
    Jeff Gaines, Dec 7, 2004
  8. Harry Hat

    Stuffed Guest

    I thought that was just what M$ want people to believe, and not in keeping
    with European law, or something like that?

    Personally, when a bit of paper becomes as vital as a CPU to make a PC work,
    then I see no reason why, just like a CPU, it can't be sold on.
    Stuffed, Dec 7, 2004
  9. Harry Hat

    Adrian Guest

    Only with OEM versions of the software, which you can't buy without
    hardware and which is tied to its initial installation. OEM is cheaper
    but can't be transferred. A full copy can be transferred as you (not
    the machine) then have a full single license though can only be used
    on one machine at a time - install it on a new machine and you will
    have to uninstall it or wipe it from the old one.
    Adrian, Dec 7, 2004
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