OK, let's throw another thing in here. I have a Dell pc that lightning messed it up from getting on the net (I replaced the modem two times, etc. etc. That is really not the point here) so I just used it for office stuff for my home. I since have used the HD and CD burner from it to build another pc. In other words the Dell is completely dismantled. I have the Win XP Home disc that came with the Dell, but it has the Dell name on it and is labeled "Operating System". I also have the key for the OS. I was told before that this could not be used on any other pc except for a Dell. Now when shopping for an OS I came across this link
. Notice what it says beside "Packaging Type".
"Branded OEM Media with Activation Key Code (Dell or HP/Compaq Imprinted on the media, but will work on all computers)"
I wonder if this means I can use the Dell disc on the pc I'm building for my son?