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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