XP Registering etc

  Switcher 00:40 17 Oct 03
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I am considering moving over to XP but have heard and read that there is a considerable nuisance involved in registering and that re-registering is occasionally required.

I have a PC at home and also at my weekend retreat and since I use a removable disc which is transported between homes would this present a problem to XP re the registration business.

What is the difference between XP home and Pro

  powerless 00:47 17 Oct 03

Registering is optional as in you do not have to.

Activation is what is needed to use XP (trial for 30 days).

"I have a PC at home and also at my weekend retreat and since I use a removable disc which is transported between homes would this present a problem to XP re the registration business." - Yes as XP would see the weekend retreat as a new computer (which it is). XP can only be one the one computer. You cannot have it on both i'm afraid even though you have a removable drive.

Info: click here

You'll have to buy another copy of XP.

XP home and Pro...

The same apart from "pro" has extra Networking, file encryption...

click here

  Switcher 00:59 17 Oct 03

Powerless

When you say I cannot have XP on both PCs using one license is that from a legal point of view or a practical point of view.

What is the purpose of this "Activation" am I correct in thinking that it has to be repeated in the event of changing certain PC components.

  Switcher 01:01 17 Oct 03

Powerless

Sorry now reading the links you pointed me to.

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