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Can I use XP Pro key on XP Home?

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My brother apparently lost his xp pro disc, but he still has his xp pro key. He wants me to use my xp home disc to do a fresh install on his computer and use his key to activate. Is that possible? He reformated his harddrive due to all the spyware, viruses he has.
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It won't work. Sorry. In fact, you need the SPECIFIC generation of the XP PRO disk you had in order to use that key again.
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Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MATSHITA BD-CMB UJ160 Blu Ray DVD writer Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 x64 
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Sceptre 24" LCD BENQ 3D 24" LCD Logitech G510 Corsair 750W HX professional single rail 
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Just give MS a call and they'll hook you up. Is it OEM or Retail though?
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