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Installing my OEM XP home on a dell pc


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#1 ozi

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 01:56 AM

Hi Guys
I have a Dell Optiplex 170L P4 [2.8 ] & H/d fully formated .
Can I use my normal XP Home disc to re-install XP to this PC ?
Or does Dell supply a fresh copy if I gave them the Ser NO & XP Activation NO on set ?

Thanks in advance Oziwombat :flowers: :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 06:10 AM

Dell usually will supply replacement restore CD's for your system if you give them a call.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 07:13 AM

Dell usually will supply replacement restore CD's for your system if you give them a call.


I thought they might & will contact them . Just thought easy to use my old OEM , but concerned Dell M/board might not let me .
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 07:27 AM

The benefit of the Dell CD's is that they'll contain the drivers and applications that came with the system.
Without them you'll have to search for everything that you'll need.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 08:26 AM

Generally OEM means the operating system is attached to some a computer. If you are installing the operating system on an entirely new computer, rather than reformatting your old computer or replacing the hard disk, you are right, you may have some trouble doing this. I wasn't sure from the title of your thread if this will be installed on a new or different computer than the original. Does Dell also allow you to move your OEM OS from one computer to another?

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 07:59 PM

Dell usually will supply replacement restore CD's for your system if you give them a call.


I thought they might & will contact them . Just thought easy to use my old OEM , but concerned Dell M/board might not let me .
Oziwombat


Thanks to both & advice much appreciated & Dell is the way to go .

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