Posted 09 September 2008 - 06:27 PM
You could try a Dell (or other) disk but it probably won't work. You'll need to use the same version (Home or Pro).
The reason probably won't work is that the hardware drivers won't match your machine. However, after the install you might just be able to boot into Safe Mode, and if you can get that far you can then update the drivers for the ones that match your machine.
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