Transfer of an computer with OEM XP to a new user.

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A company I do some consulting for has purchased several used Dell systems. These systems have an OEM COA on them, and they also came with the Green XP Pro SP2 install disks that Dell includes with this system, most are still in their sealed envelopes. The XP Pro installed on the systems in question is the OEM version that came with the computer when it was purchased. I searched around and found this OEM information from Microsoft. I have one of the office people at this company telling me that you must erase the existing OEM XP software and then purchase and install a NEW copy of XP (or Vista now...) He said it is required by the EULA that this be done. From what I have found the OEM license is attached to the system, if the system dies, so does the OEM license, but as long as the system lives it can be sold/bought with out having to replace the OS (you just can’t transfer the OS to another computer). I believe that I'm right and that this company can use the systems as they are with the existing OEM license (I'm planning on remastering the systems to remove any possible viruses, and get rid of old drivers and the like). I showed him the PDF that I linked above and was told that that was from 2007 and now it has changed. Does anyone have more information on this? Thanks!
ASKED: March 5, 2009  7:33 PM
UPDATED: March 6, 2009  3:02 AM

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You are right.
AS Long as u keep the original Proccessor, and HDD.
A Windows XP OEM license lets you install Windows XP on that system only. You can reinstall the OS as many times as you want, but you cannot use the CD-Key on any other Factory installed OS systems like DELL or Gateway etc…. You can on DYS systems as in upgrades
You can also create a new systems Administrator, User (name), change workgoup , domain name , then delete previous user name(s)and u will have a new PC without having to re-install OS, (provided you have Admin. access) then update as nessary. from 99abx

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