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Old 02-13-2006, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friends hard drive died and he has no disks (op sys. was built in the drive).

Can I use my xp disk to install on a new hard drive with his product key(on the side of his pc)?

We both have XP home but mine is sp2 and I dont think his was.
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Can I use my xp disk to install on a new hard drive with his product key
yes, as long as he has a product key.
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Thanx, I'll let you know what happens
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Acitvation screen comes back with "Incorrect product key".
Now what ?
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Select Activate by phone and call Microsoft. When they ask, tell them that this is the first time your installing it on your PC. They will give you a key. Do not volunteer information.
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Can't I just tell them his product key ?
It's lagit
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If they ask. Either way, just do it the way I told you to.
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