On 6/28/06, Booth Martin <booth@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Is it tied to the PC, the mobo, or the hard drive?  How much hardware
can you upgrade and still claim the license?


I think the motherboard is the key item.  Microsoft has some algorithm used
by it's activation programs, but you can call and get codes if the
activation system doesn't work.

I think that purchasing a PC with OEM XP, installing Linux on that PC, and
putting XP on an older PC violates the OEM license agreement.   In that
situation one should purchase the new PC with no OS and get a XP license
separately.


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