A friend is running XP Pro on a machine he was given.The machines 'gubbins' are fine,more than adequate to run XP.The problem is that he does not have the 25 digit code for the XP Pro that is installed on the machine and cannot therefore get updates etc etc. He has been bought a genuine XP Home CD-ROM together with obviously the 25 digit code.
1) Is it OK to install XP Home onto the machine after a complete format, in other words will there be no problem as long as the format is done correctly ?
2) Will the same driver discs he had for the XP pro be the right ones for the XPHome ?
Yes I understood exactly that from earlier. What I am was saying - possibly too late for you, sorry,- is that you can recover the 25 digit key code for an installed version form the hard drive.
You said he had the XPPro CD - along with the recovered code, that would be all that was required - unless the original version was a pirate version - in which case you should still be able to recover the code, but it may not help you.