Re: boot up question
From: Colin Barnhorst (colinbarharst(nojunk)_at_msn.com)
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 10:20:25 -0700
Having a second copy of XP on a computer is OK. Having a second copy on a
computer without a second license to run it is not OK. As long as you own
the copy of Windows that is installed and are not using the same copy to
install multiple times, you are in compliance.
-- Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine] (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested) "Montgomery Hounchell" <HFLARE@COMCAST.NET> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... >I didn't think that having two copies of Winxp on the "Same" computer > was violating the licence .... but if that is the case.. I have copies > of other windows programs Win98, Windows 2000, and WindowsME. > > My quest is to try and set up a system on a hard drive which might run > some of my games. When I downloaded the SP2 upgrade from Microsoft it > has caused most of my computer games to not operate in contrast to > when I had the SP1 installed. All of my games worked then. > > I want to just have a dual boot of any windows program which will > allow my games to work. But yet I want to keep the winxp with the sp2 > upgade.. > > I think the sp2 upgrade is what made my games guit playing, I have > read of this same thing happening to other users in the game > newsgroups. I am not certain but if I create another account on the > same winxp system it would not get me away from the sp2 upgrade > problem with my games running. > > I think a dual boot would be the way for me go. Where I can have > choice to boot to the winxp partition or to boot up into a win98 > partion. but I do not know how to do that in winxp. Can it be done > with winxp or would I have to buy a seperate program like Partition > Magic.. Can you or anyone give me that information? > > Thank you for any advice or help. > > Monte > > > > On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 01:24:52 -0700, "Colin Barnhorst" > <colinbarharst(nojunk)@msn.com> wrote: > >>First of all, do you have another copy of XP? In order to boot two >>different installations of XP you are going to need two licenses for XP. >>If you do have another copy of XP, I would install it on a different >>drive. >> >> Is there some reason you can't do this simply by creating another user >>account? >