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I bought a copy of XP Professional Service Pack 2 over the internet assuming that it was a new product. I got duped!!What I received was a Dell Reinstallation CD complete with key. Can I use this to install XP Professional onto a pc?. If it can be used, does it have to be used on a Dell pc or can it be used on any make of pc?.


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It will install on any PC but I suspect that if you use the CD, even with the Key from the PID, it will not activate. I had this problem when I upgraded my son's Dell 4600 and used a Clone MB.
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\015\012XP installed fine,but it would not activate. I ended up calling MS activation line, explained that I had upgraded, and they gave me an activation key.
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\015\012Legally, Dell branded XP is sold only with the system, and the license in not transferrable to another system (This limitation is only for OS's sold by OEM PC manufactures [YES, I actually read the license agreement during an install on my Dell system one day], doesn't apply to MS branded Retail XP)
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