Thread: Windows XP SP3
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Old 09-17-09, 05:48 PM   #6
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Default Re: Windows XP SP3

Originally Posted by Starscream View Post
The OEM version is NOT on that Technet page. Every single XP Home version they list says retail. Your OEM will not work with the retail version of Home.

No you don't.

If you have an OEM key sticker you can always use the OEM disk from Microsoft. If you have a real MS XP Home OEM disk and an XP Home sticker and it still isn't working you are typing the key in wrong.
Standard OEM discs won't work with the key provided on many machines, including Dell and my T42.

Ask CaptN, he had a similar issue not too long ago. Tried to use an OEM Home disc to do a clean install on a Dell. Used the key on the machine and it didn't work.
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