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#1 mocho

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 08:52 PM

i saw a computer on sale it was a dell and had a genuine xp serial on it. the question i have is if i buy the computer how will i activate the key after installing xp? will it be a problem activating it again if it has been used and activated before

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:36 PM

You must use an OEM version of the XP CD or the Dell OS Restore Disk to use this key. Make sure that you match the version, if the Key says home, use the home cd. It should activate without any problems. As the key belongs to that specific computer, you should have no issues.
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 08:59 AM

what do you mean by an OEM version of xp cd? do i have to buy that from somewhere?

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 10:21 AM

Original Equipment Manufacturer - the disc that came with the computer
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#5 mocho

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 03:11 PM

there is no xp disc tat comes with it however there is a driver disc? so do u suggest not buying it or if i use another xp disc from another one of my computers and put the serial on the new computer in will it work or will i have any problems?

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 03:40 PM

The best way to reload windows would be to use the original Dell discs that are for that computer. All you need is the OS Restore Disc, which can be purchased from dell. The drivers can be obtained from Dells help and Support section of their web site, all you need to do is search the download section by Service tag number.
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Posted 25 August 2007 - 05:35 PM

thankyou for youre help the site is really helpful




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