I'm starting a new, streamlined thread, because my other one got SO convoluted.
I have an HP Pavilion 750n for my backup computer. My registry went completely wacko last year, including my original XP Home, because of a stupid uninstaller program, which I may have used stupidly in addition. So the guy who rescued me reinstalled XP Home using an OEM key. I know it's not cool for me to have an OEM key, so I want my original HP key back on it. And no, I don't have the original HP disk (I bought the computer used), nor any recovery disks with the original HP key.
Somebody recently loaned me an XP Home disk and said it was a "generic retail disk," but it looks like it IS an OEM disk. It says "for distribution with a new PC only. For product support, contact the manufacturer of your PC." So no support from MS, thus it's not retail? But it doesn't say HP, nor any other brand.
Could I use this for putting my HP key on the machine with a reinstall? (HP recovery disks for this old model are not available.)
Thanks a lot.
Edited by hamluis, 09 August 2011 - 10:04 AM.