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Old 17. Aug 2013, 12:24 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Sope View Post
I'm not aware that I've bypassed any copy protections in creating my own install disk from my own PC.
Neither do I believe it's against Microsoft's licence agreement to reinstall the original OS on a PC and re-activate it with it's own original licence key.
I think that Doobie is entirely correct in pointing out that you are breaking the license agreement by using the install disk on many computers:
Originally Posted by Sope View Post
I've successfully re-installed XP Home on a number of desktop PC's using a slipstreamed SP3 installation disc I originally created from a HP machine following this internet guide.
All the PC's were from various different manufacturers and all activated without problem using their respective original licence keys.
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