Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:18 PM
You'll have to get a lawyer to interpret the EULA's from both Microsoft and Dell in order to get an answer to that question.
Call Dell and get a replacement set of CD's from them - that's the cheapest way to get the media and it'll have the drivers included (which will save you a bunch of time).
After that, it's a matter of interpretation. IMO (and I haven't studied this), the XP license is tied to the Dell hardware - not just the hard drive. FWIW - I've seen that Dell PC's seem to use a "universal" Product Key on their OEM installations - and that it doesn't coincide with the key that's printed on the computer.
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