Installing OS after Reformat

Lord Mythirion

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Okay, I have a computer I want to reformat. My problem is that I don't know if I have to buy a new OS, in this case, Windows XP Home Edition. Do I have to buy a new OS from a store, or can I just use any other CD?
 

Legodude522

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Then you would need to buy yourself a disc or borrow it from friend if you have a legal license. Is there a license sticker on the side of your computer case? It would have serial number and be shiney :)
 

Lord Mythirion

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Wait, i have a utility called System Information. When I click on my operating system, it gives me a serial number. Do I use that number when I install the OS? I have a friend who is lending me his Windows XP Home Edition disk.
 

Lord Mythirion

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For my activation key, can I just type in the registration code on that little silvery thing on the side of my computer?
 
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