Dell XP install on a Time computer

  hoopschick 19:30 05 Jul 2005
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Is it safe to put XP Professional which came with a Dell computer on to a time computer - disc has not yet been used

  TomJerry 19:36 05 Jul 2005

you maybe able to install it, but you maynot able to activate it. Without activavtion, it is useless after 30 days.

  Completealias 19:36 05 Jul 2005

Technically I think that breaks the OEM license aggrement but it probably will work

  Completealias 19:37 05 Jul 2005

Dell OEM disks don't require activation at least the one we got with our system doesn't

  stalion 19:37 05 Jul 2005

if it is a full cd of xp pro it can be loaded on any computer but as you probably are aware you can only use it on one computer at a time

  hoopschick 19:40 05 Jul 2005

Thanx for that - my other option is to reload his old millenium disc - what should I do?

  hoopschick 19:44 05 Jul 2005

I am in a quandary. I really don't know which way to jump. I put the XP Professional one thinking it was the right one, when scan prompted but it said it was the wrong one and wouldn't go further. Should I install his old ME or the XP Pro

  hoopschick 19:46 05 Jul 2005

Sorry to go on but, if I put on XP Pro, will is it easy to reverse?

  Completealias 19:49 05 Jul 2005

I would put his copy of ME back on for him

  stalion 19:51 05 Jul 2005

before you do anything is there a recovery disc for the time computer if so it can be restored to the factory settings but you will lose all installed programs and files since new

  stalion 19:53 05 Jul 2005

What is your actual problem?

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