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Unread 27-08-2007, 05:53 PM   #1
tolentinopol
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windows xp pro 1 1-2 cpu?

hello!

i have a friend who have bought a Compaq desktop with a OEM sticker and i
just wanna ask if i can install the product key to another cpu? one that is
generic cpu? is it possible? will windows accept the product key since it
says 1-2 cpu?

tnx
 
Unread 27-08-2007, 05:53 PM   #2
Juan Perez
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Re: windows xp pro 1 1-2 cpu?

Hi:

Maybe someone could post here a better explanation of the EULA of MS.
Basically when it says 1-2 cpu means that you are licensed to use the
software, in a computer with 1 or 2 CPU in the same box. Also if it is a OEM
version, basically means that you can use this license, just in same box it
comes.


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"tolentinopol" <tolentinopol@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> hello!
>
> i have a friend who have bought a Compaq desktop with a OEM sticker and i
> just wanna ask if i can install the product key to another cpu? one that
> is
> generic cpu? is it possible? will windows accept the product key since it
> says 1-2 cpu?
>
> tnx



 
Unread 27-08-2007, 05:55 PM   #3
Bob I
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Re: windows xp pro 1 1-2 cpu?



tolentinopol wrote:

> hello!
>
> i have a friend who have bought a Compaq desktop with a OEM sticker and i
> just wanna ask if i can install the product key to another cpu? one that is
> generic cpu? is it possible? will windows accept the product key since it
> says 1-2 cpu?
>
> tnx


NO, the CPU is the little square chip inside the case. You may have 2
CPUs on the same motherboard. What you are calling a CPU is correctly
refereed to as a computer, and ONE license per computer is what is required.

 
Unread 27-08-2007, 05:55 PM   #4
Gary S. Terhune
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Re: windows xp pro 1 1-2 cpu?

No, the license limits the number of CPUs (which number varies for various
versions of Windows.) You can easily exceed the number of CPUs covered by
your license on a single computer. Note that these are physical CPUs. A dual
or quad core CPU counts as one CPU.

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"Bob I" <birelan***********> wrote in message
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> NO, the CPU is the little square chip inside the case. You may have 2 CPUs
> on the same motherboard. What you are calling a CPU is correctly refereed
> to as a computer, and ONE license per computer is what is required.
>



 
Unread 27-08-2007, 05:55 PM   #5
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Re: windows xp pro 1 1-2 cpu?

On Wed, 1 Aug 2007 22:50:02 -0700, tolentinopol
<tolentinopol@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> hello!
>
> i have a friend who have bought a Compaq desktop with a OEM sticker and i
> just wanna ask if i can install the product key to another cpu? one that is
> generic cpu? is it possible? will windows accept the product key since it
> says 1-2 cpu?




No, you can not do this.

You are misusing the word "CPU" to mean "computer." A "CPU" is a chip
on the motherboard, *within* the computer. Windows XP Professional
(but not XP Home) can run on a computer that has two CPUs on the
motherboard.

In no case can a single XP license be used on more than one *computer*
(except for a volume license).

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Unread 27-08-2007, 05:56 PM   #6
tolentinopol
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Re: windows xp pro 1 1-2 cpu?

ok. thank you for all your replies this greatly help me

"Ken Blake, MVP" wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Aug 2007 22:50:02 -0700, tolentinopol
> <tolentinopol@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > hello!
> >
> > i have a friend who have bought a Compaq desktop with a OEM sticker and i
> > just wanna ask if i can install the product key to another cpu? one that is
> > generic cpu? is it possible? will windows accept the product key since it
> > says 1-2 cpu?

>
>
>
> No, you can not do this.
>
> You are misusing the word "CPU" to mean "computer." A "CPU" is a chip
> on the motherboard, *within* the computer. Windows XP Professional
> (but not XP Home) can run on a computer that has two CPUs on the
> motherboard.
>
> In no case can a single XP license be used on more than one *computer*
> (except for a volume license).
>
> --
> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
> Please Reply to the Newsgroup
>

 
Unread 27-08-2007, 05:56 PM   #7
Ken Blake, MVP
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Re: windows xp pro 1 1-2 cpu?

On Thu, 2 Aug 2007 17:56:01 -0700, tolentinopol
<tolentinopol@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> ok. thank you for all your replies this greatly help me



You're welcome. Glad to help.


> "Ken Blake, MVP" wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 1 Aug 2007 22:50:02 -0700, tolentinopol
> > <tolentinopol@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >
> > > hello!
> > >
> > > i have a friend who have bought a Compaq desktop with a OEM sticker and i
> > > just wanna ask if i can install the product key to another cpu? one that is
> > > generic cpu? is it possible? will windows accept the product key since it
> > > says 1-2 cpu?

> >
> >
> >
> > No, you can not do this.
> >
> > You are misusing the word "CPU" to mean "computer." A "CPU" is a chip
> > on the motherboard, *within* the computer. Windows XP Professional
> > (but not XP Home) can run on a computer that has two CPUs on the
> > motherboard.
> >
> > In no case can a single XP license be used on more than one *computer*
> > (except for a volume license).
> >
> > --
> > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
> > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
> >


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