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    Installing XP on a Netbook?
    « on: February 27, 2011, 08:10:07 AM »
    Dear Forum,
    I have a new netbook coming tomorrow. It comes without OS (it has something called Asus Express Gate).
    It is an Asus Eee PC 1215T. I have my installation disc for XP from my desktop computer. Is there a way to install from my desktop, since there is no optical drive in the netbook?
    Thanks!
    Mike
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    Re: Installing XP on a Netbook?
    « Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 08:12:58 AM »
    " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

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    Re: Installing XP on a Netbook?
    « Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 08:39:58 AM »
    I have my installation disc for XP from my desktop computer. Is there a way to install from my desktop, since there is no optical drive in the netbook?

    Wouldn't this be against the XP EULA, unless he uninstalled it from the desktop computer first?


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    Re: Installing XP on a Netbook?
    « Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 02:36:41 PM »
    Yes.
    Didn't catch that part...thanx Salmon...
    " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

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      Re: Installing XP on a Netbook?
      « Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 05:32:45 PM »
      I thought installation on two computers for personal use was OK?

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      Re: Installing XP on a Netbook?
      « Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 05:35:16 PM »
      I thought installation on two computers for personal use was OK?

      No. It has never been as far as I'm aware.
      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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        Re: Installing XP on a Netbook?
        « Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 05:41:37 PM »
        Is this Ubuntu thing good?
        Thanks!
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        Re: Installing XP on a Netbook?
        « Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 07:48:36 PM »
        Only you can decide that...
        They have a "Live" version...it runs off the CD and doesn't need to be installed if you just want to test it...
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        Re: Installing XP on a Netbook?
        « Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 11:51:11 PM »
        I thought installation on two computers for personal use was OK?

        Probably thinking of certain versions of Microsoft Office which allow installation on one desktop and one portable device.


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        Re: Installing XP on a Netbook?
        « Reply #9 on: February 27, 2011, 11:55:46 PM »
        No. It has never been as far as I'm aware.

        And if it's OEM you can't even move it from one one computer to another.

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        Re: Installing XP on a Netbook?
        « Reply #10 on: February 28, 2011, 03:25:32 AM »
        And if it's OEM you can't even move it from one one computer to another.
        I installed one OEM XP on three computers. (All three are of the same maker.)

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        Re: Installing XP on a Netbook?
        « Reply #11 on: February 28, 2011, 06:02:19 AM »
        I installed one OEM XP on three computers. (All three are of the same maker.)

        I meant you can't legally.

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        Re: Installing XP on a Netbook?
        « Reply #12 on: February 28, 2011, 04:50:45 PM »
        Well the need to chime in and state I've done that overrides the points being made...
        " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

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        Re: Installing XP on a Netbook?
        « Reply #13 on: February 28, 2011, 11:54:14 PM »
        Well the need to chime in and state I've done that overrides the points being made...

        He made a very thoughtless and silly post, very much against what this forum stands for. I am very disappointed but not (these days) too surprised. I am deliberately being careful with my language.