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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:51 PM
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 05:51 PM
If the CD is a standard Windows XP installation disc of the same type so the product key is accepted (eg both XP Home, both OEM since AFAIK you can't use a full retail to re-install OEM Windows without some dramas), and not a manufacturer-specific restore CD, then yes this will work. Use the Product Key from the COA sticker attached to the system being restored. Since the system being restored has a valid license, and there's no copying of discs, there's no problem with the installation being valid, activation can proceed normally etc.
Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:23 PM
Cryptodan raises a good point. Frank, maybe you only need to do a repair, not a full re-install such as after replacing a faulty hard drive?
You can use a Retail CD to repair an OEM Install and vice versa.
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