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Old 03-04-2006, 12:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anybody know if i build a pc, can i use my windows xp cd that came with my 2001 dell pc?
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Old 03-04-2006, 12:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No. New PC means a new XP and New License.

Espically since M$ announced that a new motherboard constitutes a new PC. So not even OEM covers it anymore.

So you can try. But you will have to get a new serial from M$. That is order to be able to activate it.
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Dell CD's look for dell componets installed. Even if you tried, setup will tell you that its not a dell.
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OK. Thanks for the fast response guys.

I guess i will be needing a new OEM copy of XP.
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OK. Thanks for the fast response guys.

I guess i will be needing a new OEM copy of XP.
if you had 50 dells, you could install it on all 50
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