Last week I had to replace a damaged HDD and install XP on it. It was an OEM with a Dell machine, however this particular
Dell may not have been the machine that OEM disk was paired with. I didn't worry much about it thinking that when I was prompted to enter the key, I would just enter the XP key I got off the old HDD from MagicJellyBean
and see if it worked.
Now here is where I get confused. I was never prompted to enter a CD-key.
I'm just concerned that the machine will stop working/updating after 30 days or so without warning me. I checked online and this is indeed a "genuine" version.
My question, should I be concerned?
Edited by jhsmurray, 21 August 2008 - 06:35 AM.