Where do I check how many licenses my original XP Pro SP2 CD is valid for?
Posted on 2009-04-30
I have a laptop with Windows XP Professional SP2 installed on it. Originally, my laptop (HP Compaq nx7300: a business notebook) came pre-installed with Windows Vista Business. After many phone calls with HP-support (problems with Vista!), they finally got Microsoft in Hungary to send 3 CD-ROMs to me in Sweden: Operating System CD Windows XP Pro SP2, Application and Driver Recovery DVD, Multiple User Interface Pack for use with XP Pro SP2. (Registered to: [my name] and the license number [xxxxx-OEM-xxxxxxx-xxxxx])
My problem now is that I will buy one more laptop and want to install this same XP Pro SP2 on the new computer. But I don't know how many computers my license is valid for. Where and how can I check that?
Because, if I run automatic updates from HP:s homepage on both computers with this XP Pro SP2 but the license is valid for only one computer, I might get problems.
I can't contact HP Support any longer, because the guarantee period has run out, so I don't know where to check how many computers my license is valid for.
It might be possible that the XP Pro SP2 that I have is valid for 5 computers, but I'm not sure. Because I know that the MUI-Pack that I also got from MS in Hungary is only possible to get as a 5-computer licensed CD. But is that the case only for the MUI-Pack CD? Or could it also be the case for the operative system CD?
And I've been talking to the HP Support for business support, not private.