Current XP Copyright / Licensing status RRS feed

  • Question

  • Someone "in the business" recently told me that now that XP is EOL'd, the licensing procedures are no longer enforced.  In other words, that one can now install the same copy of XP on multiple clients using the same product key on each.

    Is this correct?  Seems a bit odd to me...


    Tuesday, September 13, 2011 9:48 PM


All replies

  • No, that is not correct.
    Windows XP Post SP3 Updates
    • Proposed as answer by Rich Prescott Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharmaEditor Wednesday, July 10, 2013 11:10 AM
    • Edited by 10crackers Saturday, April 19, 2014 7:47 PM 404
    Tuesday, September 13, 2011 10:19 PM
  • So, just out of curiosity, let's say you have a bunch of clients which are not able to run Vista (any version) due to hardware limitations and yet you can no longer buy XP licenses/keys.

    Do you have to throw the hardware in the trash?


    Tuesday, September 13, 2011 10:29 PM
  • xp pro sp3

    xp home sp3

    or try a linux distro (like ubuntu).

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011 11:07 PM