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Ok. my sister just came back from college and she brought her Windows 2000 Professional cd with her. It was already installed on her Dell laptop. Anyway, she brought it home so she could put it on our computer, but on the CD it says "For distribution with a new Dell PC only." So does that mean it can only be installed on a Dell pc? I have a hewlett packard....
 

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Its a single copy license, installable on one PC.. i guess..
 

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I'd probably second that. In my experience most bundled disks are simply "rescue images" which restores the system to the factory default. Although that said this sounds more like an OEM version, which will only install on a win2k system or a virgin pc (HDD completely blank)
 

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Um... I have NO idea what both of you said. Can you tell me if it can be installed on my PC or not?
 

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You guys are almost right :). It's actually an OEM version of windows 2000. Basically, not a retail version in that it doesn't come with books, manuals or boot disks. it is for shipping with a new pc that is pre-loaded with the OS like Dell's and Gateway's are. Really your not supposed to put it on another computer but what Bill gates doesn't know won't hurt him right? :). he makes enough money anyway. Also, if you try to get support from microsoft on an OEM version you have to pay for it. OEM versiions are supported by the manufacturer of the computer i.e. Dell.
 

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>Really your not supposed to put it on another computer but what Bill gates doesn't know won't hurt him right?

piracy is bad. specially nowadays. be careful or the fbi just might get on your ass.. :eek:
anyhow, we do not officially condone piracy so plese keep these statements to a minimum.
basically, it may work but it is not suggested nor supported.

another thread to close..
 

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Xeven said that the license under which you have to agree to install it states that you are legally only allowed to install it one one machine. To which agree with

As for my bit... Usually brand names have special disks that contain an exact copy of the computers Hard Disk Drive (HDD) that was present when the pc was bought. This has the benifit of only allowing that copy of the os to run on that pc plus it simplifies installation for newbies.

However it may be possible to install in on a computer with an empty HDD.
 
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