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Old 06-15-2005, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Using Notebook CD Key

I got a HP laptop with Windows XP and I want to use the cd key from it to put it in a new computr im building is this possible? I really don't want to but another copy of windows...

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Old 06-15-2005, 06:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No it is not possible. OEM cd keys only work for that particular computer. If you bought the windows xp from a box, then you can use it for a notebook and a desktop, but not if you bought it from an oem. Also, the Cd key won't work, it will only work on the notebook.
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