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    Hi, I was wondering. My boss has let me have one of his old PC's that were just sitting in a cupboard so I can give to my son. Now obviously I decided to wipe the HDD and reinstall XP. The PC case has an XP key sticker on it, could I install a version of XP Pro I have and use that key? The PC its self was one of four that were supplied with a server. I think (as I can only find one XP Pro disc) that they used a multi use licence or something.
    Does all that make sense?

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  3. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    100%'s Avatar ╚════╩═╬════╝
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    try it, if not use another key.
    That is what i do trying to get into my house.
    it requires some fumbling.

    Is your windows legit?

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    Uh, no. Thats why I was wondering if I could use the key on the case as it is legit.

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    If it is a mass produced PC then almost certainly the key will be tied to a particular OEM version of XP.
    Without that version the key will be rejected.
    Political correctness is based on the principle that it's possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Why bother you " may " have to phone Microsoft to validate . Have done it myself as have others on this forum , better to google a student key and be done with it .


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