Re-Installing XP

  geoff47 15:13 20 Jan 2008

Silly question ?
Is it possible to re-install XP Home on a spare PC that has no installation disks using another version XP Professional ?
I have both Serial Numbers.

I am trying to sort out a spare PC and am having a torrid time, due to my ignorance.

  rossgolf 15:25 20 Jan 2008

u cant use the same serial key on 2 pc's its coppyright

  birdface 15:26 20 Jan 2008

If it is XP Home as far as I know you have to use Xp Home disc to download it.You can borrow a XP Home disc from a friend or neighbour providing you have the keycode stuck on the COA sticker on the side of the computer.

  geoff47 15:28 20 Jan 2008

Can I use the old Home Serial Key using the XP professional ?
Or can I use a borrowed Home version although it is not the original ?

  geoff47 15:29 20 Jan 2008

That is the answer buteman, thanks

  tonyt1151 15:30 20 Jan 2008

I have just reloaded XP Home on my son's PC using my XP disc without any problem. It even allowed me to activate it via internet

  birdface 15:31 20 Jan 2008

You can borrow the Home Version .Providing you have the Proper keycode it should work no problem.

  geoff47 15:35 20 Jan 2008

I shall sort it from there.

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