Windows Rebuild - License Key Question

  A p o l l o 22:43 27 Jul 2006

I've been asked to do a rebuild for a fiends PC, but he has lost his recovery disk - he has a Windows XP Home Key Sticker on the side of the machine, so can I install Windows using my Windows Home CD and then enter his key at the right time OR would this key be specific to the Packard Bell Recovery DVD that he has lost.

  jimv7 23:15 27 Jul 2006

Go for it.

I have recently had to change the motherboard in a dell puter, the restore disk did not work, but borrowed a friends xp home cd and all installed ok using the dell licence number.

  woodchip 23:17 27 Jul 2006

yes it should work

  woodchip 23:18 27 Jul 2006

If it does not then he will have to buy a new XP cd

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