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Activating XP on a PC with the exact same hardware

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by skylulaby, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. skylulaby

    skylulaby Member

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    Hi all, long time reader but 1st time poster. My question is, I have recently built my wife and myself new pcs, both are the exact same hardware, included all drives,motherboard,chip. I have only one copy of xp. I was wondering if I could put the same copy on both PCs since there hardware is exactly the same?
     
  2. Indochine

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    No you can't. It's illegal. Also, the hardware items used for the activation key have unique ID serial numbers (motherboard, hdd, cpu)
     
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