Originally Posted by philbar71
that's not 100% true. because i have a dell XP restore disc and i have installed XP on several non dell pc's even a custom built one.
I'm just saying that it has been my experience. I've tried doing so on a few HP's and Dells and the restore disk didn't help. It gave an error saying that the exact same model number of computer had to be used in order to install the OS.