Originally posted by Warez Monster
I had to when I reinstalled my Dell machines..? Hummm...
you do when you use an xp cd, but not when you use a dell xp cd. I found this out from my friend. I use to always use the xp cd's to install windows and then I'd reactivate the dells, but I was having a problem activating one of them, one dayand he gave me a copy a dell cd, told me that I didn't have to activate it and I didn't. I don't need to activate dells anymore
my old gateway computer (2001-2002) was like that. If I remember correctly on the gateway, they had something on the bios or mobo that stored the proper info so you wouldn't have to activate