The EULA you agreed to states only one computer.
This is the way it has always been with all consumer Microsoft OSs.
You don't have to buy it at all.
Simply stay with what you have.
Also, since you bought OEM, it will normally be bound to the first
computer activated and can not be transferred to another computer
regardless the condition of the first computer.
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
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"Colin Hall" <cartman790hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:064601c342bc$d3dfcbd0$a101280aphx.gbl...> Why can't i install my recently purchased (with a new
> computer) OEM version of Windows XP Home Edition onto
> multiple computers in my house, i think thats wrong that
> i paid out AUD$170 for my copy of XP and now i can only
> use it on one computer!!! c'mon Microsoft lets come back
> to reality here, im not buying a copy of XP for every
> computer i own!!