Re: How can this be possible
The reason that the oem copy of windows xp installed fine and works now after 30 days is because it was probably an oem for the computer manufacturer.
OEM for those that don't know mean Original Equipment Manufacturer. This means that in terms of software, a company will buy software from them that only works on there hardware. This is different from a retail piece of software that will work on any system. Your friend probably bought the windows disk that worked specifically with his brand of computer. So that is another reason why it is working now.
LEARN BY DOING NOT BY FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS!
I thought you were a hispanic/african american? Who is the white guy in the pictures?