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Old 06-21-2004, 12:33 PM   #1
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My brother got a Dell whatever for his 16th B-day and it came with xp installation disk if i installed that on my custom and bought a product key would there be any problems?

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Are you sure that the CD is an install CD, or is it an restore cd that contains Windows XP? Last time I checked, Dell only gave the restore disc set and one or two of the cds where Windows XP install and configuration for the dell system.
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its definatly a install disc
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Okay, then it should work. Make sure you get the key for the correct version, Home vs Professional.

To say the truth, I would first try a generated key and if it works, with the generated key, use the real one. Just to be sure that you will not waste your money on a key that wont work on a disc that Dell may have altered.
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My brother got a Dell whatever for his 16th B-day and it came with xp installation disk if i installed that on my custom and bought a product key would there be any problems?

http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c..../it.A/id.69/.f
As long as its a Windows XP Full Installation version; which does not say only to be installed on a Dell Machine. If its a Restore no. If its a Dell version no. If it has a pre installed Key built for the Computer no. There're too many nos to risk doing something you won't know about until you buy it.

Just buy a real one, much safer.
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