Re-registering retail XP Pro


Active Member
I have knocking about a retail copy of XP Pro, it came with a system I bought to break for parts and I am pretty sure it was registered to this.

I have been told it is possible to re-register this as long as it is only ever used on one machine at a time. The machine it was on no longer exists.

Short question - can I sell this and if so how much is it worth?


Novice Member
If it's a retail copy, then yes, you can sell it. It's just the OEM software you can't resell.

Retail prices are roughly (inc VAT):

XP Pro Upgrade from 98/ME/XP Home: £160
XP Pro Full license: £240

What it's worth is only what someone else will pay for it...


Standard Member
Actually I think you'll find that the EULA you have to agree to at the start of installing XP (both retail & OEM) states that MS is in effect simply allowing you to use their product, i.e. you pay £100+ for the pleasure of borrowing the disc indefinitely from them and that the licence is non-transferable to other individuals. Of course stating this in the EULA and policing it are two totally different things :)


Active Member
Microsoft CS person said there was no problem doing this and that there are no licensing issues.
i got my local pc shop to put xp pro on my pc for 35 pound!!


Well-known Member
Have a search for Windows XP 8in1 and bite microsoft back in the ass

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