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Can I use my dell XP key on a non-dell computer?

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Hey guys,

I have windows XP Pro on my current laptop, and I was wondering if I could use this key on my computer that I will be building at the end of the month.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 11
No
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post #3 of 11
if its a oem version, no . If its a full version then yes you can.
    
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post #4 of 11
If its a factory Dell cd, then no you cant. That cd is coded specifically for that Dell laptop.
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post #5 of 11
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What if I get an XP Pro full version CD but use my Dell key. I'm just curious if the key will work on another computer (different CD)
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post #6 of 11
No it wont work you can only have 1 pc per key unless its a corpate key. And only businesses get corpate keys.
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post #7 of 11
i dont think its legal but i have done it before ad it worked
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post #8 of 11
Short Answer: No, do not pass go, do not install Windows.

Long Answer: Nein.
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post #9 of 11
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ugh... annoying! Well anyone know where I can get Windows XP Media Center for a good price?
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post #10 of 11
Newegg. get the OEM version for $105.

and i tried to use a Dell Windows CD on a new build once and it didn't work. of course, you don't find out until after you format and install that you can't register it.

i thought i could get away with it because Dell had shipped me an extra CD that didn't actually ship with the computer itself. but they're special versions that only work with Dell motherboards.
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