oem on new hard drive

  nosmo 17:18 24 May 2006

Old Tiny computer with no product key on it.H/D dead.If I put a new H/D in and load an OEM XP Home,will I have problem activating with Microsoft,or do I need to buy full copy.I have searched the forum,and I am confused about this.

  spuds 17:31 24 May 2006

There doe's seem to be some confusion on this issue, regarding OEM. You do not say whether the XP Home is new or previously used on another machine.If new, then there should be no problems, if previously used, then ??.

  nosmo 17:57 24 May 2006

Thank' for reply.Yes I want to buy a retail copy,but having looked at several answers on the forum I am confused about this.It would seem to be a grey area.

  ed-0 21:00 24 May 2006

If you are buying a new OEM copy of windows and installing it on a new hard drive, you should have no problems activating the copy of windows with microsoft.

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