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(Q for pc people)using a dodgy copy of windows...

right now this isnt about asking where to get stuff from, as im clued up on that. but... my question is this.

If i already have a copy of windows xp, but i dont use it, can i legally use that cd key with a different edition of xp?

Thing is, i have xp, legally purchased, but ive seen a lot of hacked editions with extra features and some with features striped, such as black edition, red edition etc... could i use my cd key with these instead of my legal disc?

As far as im aware its the license to use the software, so i should be able to use the cd key on any program as long as i dont use it on more than one machine...?

Also, whats the difference between the different xp's?
ive found black edition, red edition, and i think there was gold...
ive also found xp lite which is only 160mb in size and is fully striped.

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    samcim
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    RE: (Q for pc people)using a dodgy copy of windows... 2008/05/11 18:08:12 (permalink)
    No it wont work mate, the key will only work for that eddition and service pack.

    Sorry

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    RE: (Q for pc people)using a dodgy copy of windows... 2008/05/11 23:05:47 (permalink)
    Give it a try.

    I use my own homemade image of XP that also about 160mb, wouldn't go back to the original now.
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    RE: (Q for pc people)using a dodgy copy of windows... 2008/05/11 23:58:18 (permalink)
    I cant see it working. There are about 8 different versions of xp and in my experience the serial numbers have never been transferrable across different platforms.


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