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Can I Use My Friend's XP Disk And Use My Own Cd-keys To Install Into My System

maz April 12, 2010 8:33 AM i have a compaq r4000 with all discs... I have XP Home Edition install CD from Dell with a valid product key. Ask Leo! It seems more common these days for PC manufactures to provide you with a utility preloaded on your new computer that will step you through burning your own recovery disc from weblink

install and try and get the genuine advantage to install in widows update. You can certainly burn to CD or DVD for backup (and I encourage you to do so), but this does not create the equivalent of true Windows installation media. They even covered shipping. I would meticulously document everything and I would make sure that every Gateway employee understood that I was making a record and I would repeat their badge number several times.

All rights reserved. And conserning OEM MS licencing polytics is strict - OEM is sold with computer. Yiffles04-19-2012, 09:35 PMYour question assumes most of us buy pre-built systems. Alshain04-17-2012, 09:49 PMNever had a non-work laptop personally, so never had an OEM install to keep.

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Is there anything I can do or do I have to buy a new complete install. That "completely empty" part is important. I had 3 Genuine XP disks at one time but can only find 2 now. You should always get installation media with a new machine.

I agree.But, hey, it's more fun to blame Microsoft for everything. So im saving them. thanks j January 25, 2007 7:36 AM Yes, I have friends that have installed the same XP on numerous machines, didn't have a problem with anything. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-i-use-my-friends-xp-disk-and-use-my-own-cd-keys-to-install-into-my-system.440896/ Does anyone know where I can find a formal document that is from Microsoft?

You should extract or write down the product key from your existing system prior to any reinstall. (Warning: Depending on many factors, this could actually be illegal. You cannot use it to reinstall Windows onto an empty hard drive. G-man July 28, 2006 10:58 AM I've installed two Dell OEM CDs on two different home built computers and have had absolutely no difficulties in licensing, Windows updates, drivers or anything Jim says: March 23, 2014 at 6:28 PM Hi Now I am completely confused.

I've gotten more keys out of Microsoft than I can count on both of my hands, granted they were all legit installs (I use to have my own part-time business repairing have a peek at this web-site If you must choose OEM, make sure it's the OEM version for your machine. Actually, using your friends XP disk and your own cd-key will work fine. one answer at a time.

Will this work to install on a new hard drive, what about sfc. http://everfreetech.com/can-i/can-i-install-2000-over-me.html Thanks in advance. I have no need of any other disk at this point... You can change from one to another only if version that you want to change to has equal or less point's worth comparing to version you bought.

Let's look at how to prepare for this day and what straws you may have to grasp at should you arrive unprepared. So, two questions: is there any chance the XP Home disk can be used to validate the copy of XP Pro that's already one the hard drive? Here's How... check over here I don't know how accurate that is but I never had a problem but it was always more than 90 days between the installs.

Well, it took the key from the CD during install--I have not activated yet. Virtually any OEM install disk for the same version can be used to reinstall. They said after the install register it and it works.

Windows product keys are exclusively associated with a particular version of Windows.For example, you can not install Windows 7 Home Premium with a Windows 7 Professional product key, nor can you

Period. Are Americans more likely to be killed by vending machines than terrorist refugees? Where you'll run into problems is when you use a third party app that cracks the system so that it will use any key or a key gen. So we all have to, not only pay for change of OS, but also spend loads to upgrade all your other software (eg Adobe, office programs...)? • Comments on this entry

Now I have no way whatsoever to get this thing going...short of having my friend (whose PC I am fixing) or myself buying another copy of Windows.This shouldn't even be legal I didn't even think of that. The best way is to slipstream the latest service pack, install without entering a cd key to put it into trial mode, then change the cd key in Device Manager and this content PDA View Full Version : Do you keep your OEM OS install?

After you save your settings, reboot, and the computer will run from the disk. NOTE: I'm not saying that you can reuse keys from other installations, as that would clearly be piracy. Please try again. My laptop dont have a 1.44 floppy drive.

Many computers are no longer including optical disc (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray) drives, relying completely on on-board firmware and other techniques for system restoration. They generally don't like to get involved with OEM installs, so they tell you to contact the OEM for a disk. You will get a Dell folder that you can delete. The license you buy is for the product key, AFAIAA, not the installation media itself.

How can I install hardware if I no longer have my Windows XP CD? can I use my friend's XP disk and use my own cd-keys to install into my system Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by chinchye, Feb 8, 2006. I don't know about Gateway, but Dell immediately resolves any cases filed with the BBB but ignores other cases and gives people the runaround.