Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:45 PM
If it's a legal (not a torrent download, with potential for malware), valid Microsoft XP install CD...not a recovery/restore CD...and it's the same version (XP Home or XP Pro) and you have a valid license to use that version of XP...yes.
You cannot use the other person's license to do the install.
Your license plus any Microsoft XP CD meeting the above = valid, legal install.
I do not mean recovery/restore CDs which may have been issued by Dell, HP, Gateway, etc...I mean a Microsoft XP install CD.