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    Quick question about Windows XP on Macbook
    Greetings Everyone,

    I have a quick question that i didnt want to post in the apple.com macbook forum, but hopefully you guys can give me some insight.

    I just brought home with me Windows XP SP2 OEM. I was telling my boss about buying a copy, but he gave me this one and told me to take it since he had it lying around. However, after reading what OEM means, i realized that its the CD that came with his desktop PC at work.

    I know i'm not suppose to install it because its meant for that computer only, but IF i were to install it, would it cause an issue for my macbook or his PC? Is there a way that MicroSoft will track it and put a stop to both OS's (if that's even possible)?

    To be completely honest, i would rather install this FREE copy of XP than have to buy a new one for over $100. I just spent all my extra cash on my new HD for my macbook, and i'm plum-out of cash. But if i must, i will.

    Please adivse on this. Thanks in advance.

    Best,

    BAD_ANDY0881

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    It will only work for 30 days because it is activated on your bosses computer. You can put in the CD-Key but it will give you an error that it has already been used
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    That's all i needed to know. I'll be buying a new CD on ebay or something then.

    Thanks trpnmonkey, i appreciate the quick reply.

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    Hey bad_andy0881,

    Go to Newegg.com and they sell the OEM version for $89.99 the cheapest out there and it works great, it works for me

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    Thanks for the great tip, I will definitely get it through newegg.com.

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    Good Deal.

    Enjoy ur Mac

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