Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: windows xp professional for distribution with a new dell pc only

16 May 2013   #1
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
windows xp professional for distribution with a new dell pc only

Hope all is well,
I have my Dell studio 1558 that has windows 7 home premium installed, I bought XP professional CD disk ( windows xp professional for distribution with a new dell pc only installed on any dell machine)
I am thinking of installing it and have two dual system , W7 and XP professional,
does anyone know if XP will work or not ,, do I need to activate it , or should I use my COA in my Dell...
the XP CD disk comes without any activation keys.. but as it's said it;s for only Dell PC...


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
16 May 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

Yep, it would need to be activated. However, the Product Key that would activate this is/was printed on a sticker that is/was on the computer that this copy of XP came with. That means that the seller shouldn't have been selling this in the first place and they should have just thrown it in the garbage because it's useless on other computers. Even if they included the Product Key, the chances of it activating aren't very good because that goes against the End-User License Agreement for OEM Product Keys. Once activated, an OEM Product Key cannot be reactivated on a different computer.

The Windows discs that come with a computer have to stay with that computer. They can never be sold, not even with the Product Key. It's only for the computer that it came with and cannot be transferred to another.

In other words, I think you were ripped off here and I feel that whoever sold it should probably be reported for selling it. Either that, or the seller is totally unaware that they aren't allowed to sell these.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2013   #3
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the reply,
yes it was my mistake , it;s a friend of mine who bought this by 4, so in order to make this work , it should have the same COA that came with the computer when i bought it and have the same windows installed
Thanks for the reply and clarification
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 May 2013   #4
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I just thought, as this one for dell pc would work for any Dell pc. but it's wrong
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2013   #5
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuflia View Post
Thanks for the reply,
yes it was my mistake , it;s a friend of mine who bought this by 4, so in order to make this work , it should have the same COA that came with the computer when i bought it and have the same windows installed
Thanks for the reply and clarification
In order for it to work, you have to have the computer that this copy came with because not only is the Product Key on a sticker that's stuck to the computer's case, but that Product Key was very likely activated on that computer as well. Therefore, that Product Key cannot be used on any other computer. Even if it had never been activated, it may have already been set up for that computer in some way. So, this copy of XP is useless for any other computer. The COA wouldn't help. It's just a COA.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuflia View Post
I just thought, as this one for dell pc would work for any Dell pc. but it's wrong
Yeah, at least it was only 4. Still, the seller did not have any legal right to sell it. It wouldn't have made it any better if they had included the Product Key because it's an OEM Product Key and so it probably wouldn't have activated anyway.

The only hope that I can see is that XP may be old enough to the point where Microsoft just doesn't care anymore. That's all I can say on that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2013   #6
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Many thanks to you guys for the reply, you've made it clear, I'm just wondering why people are selling it, they should know it is illegal and stop doing it...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2013   #7
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuflia View Post
Many thanks to you guys for the reply, you've made it clear, I'm just wondering why people are selling it, they should know it is illegal and stop doing it...
Yeah, well some people know better and some don't. I think I would say that most don't. Within these two, there's a variety of reasons why someone would sell it ranging from totally innocent with good intentions all the way to knowing what they're doing but only caring about the potential financial gain, to everything in between.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 windows xp professional for distribution with a new dell pc only




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
DELL LATITUDE E6410 Windows7 Professional 64 Bit Bluetooth peripheral
I have windows 7 professional 64 bit operating system and trying to connect samsung galaxy s4 . It connects but had exclamation mark and while troubleshooting it tells me that Bluetooth peripheral driver missing Samsung Galaxy S 4 Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Dell Latitude E6410 Please...
Hardware & Devices
Dell E521 Bios Update Question with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
I replaced the hard drive in my Dell Dimension E521, with a new 320GB (non Dell Specific) WD unit, and loaded Windows 7 Pro (again, non Dell specific version). The old hard drive was bad. I downloaded the 1.1.11 BIOS update (http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDeta...) to a...
Drivers
Installing Windows 7 New Distribution DVD onto partition
Hey Guys and/or Girls, Upgrading my Windows XP/ Ubuntu (GRUB2 Dual Boot) system to Windows 7. Instead of buying a copy of Windows 7, I would like to use the Win7 install DVDs that came with the computer when it was purchased. I have booted from the first of 3 discs for HP's Win7 install DVD's,...
Installation & Setup
BSOD - Dell Optiflex 380 - Win 7 Professional 32-bits
Hey guys, first time I post on this forum. But I always used it as reference to solve some OS problems. :D Today I am the victim. Got this new computer running Windows 7 Pro - 32-bit, it started last week. The system shows me BSOD every single day. I was able to get the Dump file, now I'm...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD on Dell E6410, win7 professional 32 bit
Hi, I'm so glad that I have a place to ask for this kind of questions. Thanks for everyone in advance! My laptop keeps failing me when I switch the internet connection from wifi to LAN ethernet. Once I plugin the ethernet plug, I got a BSOD. The details are something like the image I attached. ...
BSOD Help and Support
Extracting a file from Windows 7 distribution
Hi, I need to extract storport.sys from checked Windows 7 distribution. I load *.iso file and burned it. I don't want to install whole checked build version of Windows 7. I just need one file. In general, how could I extract a file from the distribution? Thank you
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App