Re: Muddy Waters
This page is over 5 years old, last being updated in 2005. Microsoft has constantly been trying to pull support for Windows XP since 2007. They've been faced with backlash by computer users every time.
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In reply to: Re: Muddy Waters
posted by Tarbolde
It's hard to believe Microsoft would let that slide; the OEM licensing terms are likely enforced by activation. There's a good page about XP Product Activation here:
"OEM Windows XP systems (...) can be purchased separately, with qualifying subsidiary hardware, and installed with that hardware to an existing machine, to which it becomes bound. The software may be reinstalled and reactivated indefinitely as with a retail system as long as it is still on the original machine. It may not be transferred (...), if it were installed to hardware seen as not substantially the same, the activation would be refused as falling outside the license."