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Old 10-20-2006, 11:50 PM   #1
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hey guys. i have an genuine copy of windows xp cd. my mates HP laptop needs to be reformatted but he hasnt a windows xp cd but his got a genuine cd key number. well i be able to reformat and install xp using his numba or will it say an invalid key because it different to mine. thanks 4 ur help
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Old 10-21-2006, 12:06 AM   #2
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Yes, you will be able to use your CD with his genuine key. During the setup when it asks you for the key, just put his in.

**IMPORTANT - If the disk you have isn't actually the Windows CD and is made by Dell, Gateway, HP, etc, then it probably won't ask you for a CD key and then you shouldn't use your CD for his computer because you will then both have this same key, which can cause problems.
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Old 10-21-2006, 12:09 AM   #3
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ok thanks mate. na i got a genuine xp cd from microsoft itself
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lol told bill gates to mail it 4 me :P
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Old 10-21-2006, 05:42 AM   #5
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The key will only work if its for the same version. eg a SP1 key wont work with an SP2 disc
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