Installing Win XP pro OEM on my new computer

Installing Win XP pro OEM on my new computer

Post by slhitch » Sat, 24 Jan 2004 18:01:35


I bought an OEM CD of XP pro in the summer and installed it on my PC.
However I sold my computer three months later as I am about to move
countries. I reformatted my hard drive and sold the computer with my
old Win 98SE

I then discovered this thing about product activation and Windows XP
and how Microsoft want to tie you to one machine.
Yes, I'm a bit of a novice.
So I cannot install my Win XP Pro on the new machine that I will soon
buy......... or can I?

I read something about a period of 120 days after which the
registration in M'softs files is erased. Is this true?

Is it 120 days after when I activated the software (September 2003),
or when the old machine was last connected to the internet (December
2003)?

If I am totally screwed, and have to get a new CD, does anyone know a
dealer who supplies OEM CDs with hardware in the UK?

Thanks

Ste