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Old 05-02-2005, 09:06 AM   #1
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I have a XP home recovery disc that was supplied with the computer, if I 'obtained' a full version of xp would the key still work? Or does the key only work with the supplied disc?
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Old 05-02-2005, 09:13 AM   #2
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I'd guess the key would only work with the supplied disc
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Old 05-02-2005, 09:22 AM   #3
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Damn, looks like i'll have to buy it then. Thanks
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Old 05-02-2005, 09:26 AM   #4
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I know, its frustrating that the bootdiscs don't work in the same way as the original discs.
I don't see why manufacturers do it...they stil have to have a licence for it, so why can't it be the original?
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Yeah its a real pain, but, piracy is one hell of a problem. Perhaps i'll e-mail Micorsoft and see what they say (I can probably guess). Many thanks Kage
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Old 05-02-2005, 09:32 AM   #6
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yes they key would still work.
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Old 05-02-2005, 09:33 AM   #7
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Really???????
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Old 05-02-2005, 09:34 AM   #8
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yer, just dont register it
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Ah, sorry about that then... I thought each disc would have its own. Ah but doesnt that mean that it would stop working after 20 days because it hasnt been activated?...
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Yeah you would still have to activate it.
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