Originally posted by Makaveli213
Well you can but you will have issues. It might not activate. You would most likely have to call M$ to get a new key or to get it activated at that point.
I don't know if the dell will work on another computer beside their own, but the gateway did and you have to activate it. I use use it to fix other people's computers. then when I went to activate it and it wouldn't go through, I would put their original key back in with the change product key option (it wouldn't accept their key during the install, so I would put mine in).
but it never need activation on my gateway