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Old 10-26-10, 09:59 AM   #8
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Default Re: XP install is fubar'd What can be done?

Originally Posted by XDanger View Post
Even if she found an XP disk (which she doesn't have) would it do her any good as her key is DELL OEM? (I guess)
There was a discussion about this kind of stuff a while back.

Here's the thread:

Basically if it says XP Home on the side an XP Home OEM disk will work, Dell branded or not. Obviously if it's Pro you need a Pro OEM disk. Retail disks will not work with an OEM key. In that thread I showed everyone how to tell if their disk was OEM or retail.
Maybe tomorrow I'll wanna settle down, until tomorrow I'll just keep moving on...
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