Hi .I bought a illegal copy of xp pro which ran for about 2 weeks before getting messages to say it was a illegal copy .got full refund including postage.Anyway i have still got reload disc for xp home sp1 and licence key but not original disc and was wondering if there is any way to put it on this system without original disc only reload disc .Going to wait about 6 months before instaling vista . thanks
when i bought my other system wich was a time computer it came with xp home pre-installed and a reload disc . i would like to transfer it to this system which has a ileegal copy of xp pro with no disc as sent it back for refund . is it possible to put xp home on this system as a new instal. thanks
If you have the Genuine keycode ,You may borrow XP Home disc from a friend or familly and use that,You will have to phone microsoft with the keycode when you are finished,I can see no problems with that.
Hi buteman the compter that had xp-home on it is about 7 years old so would the disc i borrow have to be about the same age. i think it was sp1 or would a sp2 be ok .it is a genuine key-code as it has been validated .it is only till i buy a vista operating system . thanks ninnian
Thanks buteman . i know i will have to phone microsoft and tell them i have upgraded my mother-board and validate the keycode but i also thought that it would have to be the same copy of the original disc or am i wrong in thinking this.