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Old 09-27-2008, 10:14 PM   #1
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Default Reformatting questions.

Hi there,

I managed to get hold of a computer but it has lots of viruses. its a windows XP 2002 Home edition. When i reformat the pc i will need a windows operating system installation cd correct? Am i able to reformat the computer and instead of installing XP home, install the XP professional operating system?

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Old 09-27-2008, 10:37 PM   #2
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Yes, just pop in the OS cd you have and reformat it, just be sure you have a valid key for the OS.
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Yes, just pop in the OS cd you have and reformat it, just be sure you have a valid key for the OS.
I take it the key is on the same pack as the CD?
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I take it the key is on the same pack as the CD?
Well yeah. If you are buying a new OS cd, then the product key will be with it. I'm just saying, if you are using a cd that you already have, just make sure you have the product key with you so you dont have to fumble around looking for it when you start the installation.
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:00 AM   #5
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Can an operating system CD be used more than once or on various computers?
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There is "network" type keys I think. Obviously for schools and business's that are sharing a network. Idk what type of key you have though. PM me
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