Posted 02 August 2011 - 12:45 PM
My friend has a Dell computer running windows XP home which needs the hard drive wiped, so I offered to re-format his entire computer for him, but he doesn't have any of his Windows CDs. I myself, have always owned Dells, so I have three.
All of my CDs say "Windows XP Home Edition Reinstallation CD"
The first says "Including Service Pack 1a"
The second says "including Service Pack 2"
The third doesn't specify
My question is, can I use one of my windows XP installation CDs to re-format his computer, without Windows prompting me to enter in a serial for him? If it DOES prompt me to enter a serial, can I just enter the serial which is on the sticker on the side of his computer?
Thanks in advance