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Can I give buddy a copy of my WinXP CD?

By erwin1978
Dec 31, 2007
  1. My buddy has a Dell computer running WinXP Pro. He asked me to reinstall the OS however he does not have the installation CD. Would it be OK to use my own CD and use he's Product Key?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    No, you would have to use the key that came with the disc you use
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    That's bull****.

    As long as the key is for the exact same version of Windows as your CD, it will work just fine.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "Would it be OK to use my own CD and use his Product Key?"...

    What do you mean "BULL***" Nodsu?
    I said the same thing that you said:

    "No, you would have to use the key that came with the disc you use to install XP"...
     
  5. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    He can use your disc: as long as he uses his existing key.
     
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Nodsu meant any XP Pro key will work with any XP Pro CD. The same with Home and other editions.
     
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